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[Met-jobs] Willis Research Fellow at KIT in Hail Hazard and Risk Assessment

From Michael Kunz <>
Date Fri, 03 Feb 2012 14:20:35 +0100

This is a reminder:

The Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-TRO) at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), Germany, seeks to appoint a Willis Research Fellow in the context of Hail Hazard and Risk Assessment.

The open position is concerned with the collective hazard and risk assessment of hailstorms over Europe. The fellow will undertake research on the estimation of hail from a combination of observational (e.g., radar, lightning, satellite, insurance) and model data (regional climate models and re-analyses). Based on the new methods developed within the project, complementary information regarding hail occurrence, hailstorm tracks, footprints and their intensities will be derived and the implications on the insurance sector analyzed.

The fellow is expected to strongly collaborate within the Willis Research Network (WRN), and the Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM). WRN is the world's largest Public Private Academic partnership linking science, policy making, and insurance. The WRN provides a unique and lively forum for the advancement of the science of societal-relevant natural catastrophes ( CEDIM is an interdisciplinary research center in the field of disaster management founded by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geoscience (GFZ). The fellowship is an excellent opportunity to develop an academic career in the context of natural hazards that has real impact for the local and global insurance sector.
The position is placed at the Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-TRO), which combines extensive observation methods and model work on tropospheric meteorology. The fellow will work part time at Willis in London as well.

See attachment for more details

Michael Kunz


     _/_/_/  _/     _/    _/    _/             PD Dr. Michael Kunz 
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 Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT)
 Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung
 Head of the working group "Atmospheric Risks"
 Kaiserstr. 12 
 D-76128 Karlsruhe

 KIT - University of the State of Baden-Württemberg and 
       National Research Center of the Helmholtz Association


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