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[Met-jobs] Mathematical modelling of natural catastrophes at RMS London: two paid internships to work on climate variability and change

From Steve Jewson <Steve.Jewson@rms.com>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 9 Oct 2018 17:30:18 +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 more than 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 trying to fill two paid internships, with flexible start dates (in the 
next few months) and flexible durations (with minimum 3 months), to work in our 
London office. Both interns would work on extending our work on climate 
variability and change, and how it is represented in our models of natural 
catastrophes.
  
Ideal candidates would be part-way through a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences, 
Meteorology, Oceanography, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Hydrology, Wind 
Engineering, or similar. They would be used to working in a GNU/Linux 
environment, and writing their own code. They would have experience with either 
numerical models (such as AGCMs, OGCMs, CGCMs, regional models or mesoscale 
models), handling large data sets, or statistical modeling. Strong candidates 
with a different but equivalent profile would also be considered. Previous 
experience in catastrophe modeling, or specific expertise in modelling natural 
hazards, is not necessary.
 
If you are interested, please send an email, with a covering letter and CV, to 
london.recruiting@rms.com. Appropriate candidates will be invited for interview 
in London.

Many thanks,
 
Steve
 

 

  


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