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[Met-jobs] Mathematical modelling of natural catastrophes at RMS London: 3 roles (event response, wind and surge)

From Steve Jewson <Steve.Jewson@rms.com>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:17:17 +0000

Risk Management Solutions (RMS) is the world's leading provider of mathematical 
models and information related to the financial impact of natural catastrophes. 
We have a team of fifty PhD scientists and engineers based in London building 
mathematical models that predict the distributions of possible damage due 
to the effects of tropical storms, extra-tropical storms, thunderstorms, 
storm-surges and freshwater floods. We use a combination of observed data, 
reanalysis data, numerical, statistical and engineering models and data 
assimilation. We are the pioneers in the development and application of complex 
statistical and numerical modelling methods for the quantification of natural 
hazard risk, and our risk models are the most detailed and comprehensive models 
of natural catastrophes produced anywhere in the world. Our clients include 
several hundred insurance and reinsurance companies as well as brokers, banks, 
hedge funds, regional and local governments, and multilateral agencies. 

We are currently trying to fill 3 different roles:

1) A position in our event response team. This team develops, tests and applies 
processes and procedures that allow us to produce real-time information about 
natural catastrophes and the damage they have caused. Much of the work is 
related to hurricanes, but also includes other perils such as winterstorms, 
floods and convective storms. There can be significant overtime when there are 
major hurricanes. This role would be appropriate for someone with a Masters or 
PhD, with a particular interest in the topic of real-time response to natural 
disasters.

2) A position in our wind modelling team. This team researches and develops 
risk models for tropical storms, winter storms and convective storms. Ideal 
candidates would have a PhD and/or research experience in meteorology, climate 
research, or related topic.

3) A position in our storm surge modelling team. This team researches and 
develops risk models for storm surges caused by tropical storms or winter 
storms. Ideal candidates would have a PhD and/or research experience in coastal 
oceanography, or related topic.

In all cases strong candidates with different but equivalent profiles may also 
be considered. Previous experience in catastrophe modeling is not necessary.

If you are interested, please send an email, with a single attachment 
containing a covering letter and CV, to london.recruiting@rms.com, with the 
word 'event response', 'wind', or 'surge' in the title. Appropriate candidates 
will be invited for interview in London.

Many thanks,

Steve




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