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The Moody's RMS Climate Hazards team, based in London, sits within the company's Model Development group as part of the Models and Data Business Unit.
The team work closely with other hazard, vulnerability, exposure, and financial modelers to quantify the loss potential of extreme climate events and to ensure the accuracy, efficiency, and appropriateness of the final modelling product. We function as a multidisciplinary team of catastrophe modelers including statisticians, mathematicians, physical scientists and engineers, who build models critical to our Re/Insurance clients and essential to the other markets which Moody's RMS serve.
Overview of the Role:
This role will perform research and development work to understand various effects of extreme climate phenomena, with particular focus on tropical cyclones.
The successful candidate will work closely with experienced catastrophe modelers to prototype and advance the building of mathematical models of climate extremes and their impacts.
A Master's degree in a related subject (e.g., Statistics, Climate Science, Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology, Applied Mathematics, or similar).
Sound mathematical and statistical foundations.
Strong ability in programming languages used in model development (e.g., R, Python, Julia).
Critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and attention to detail.
Good skills in a Linux/Unix environment.
Ability to communicate analysis results and insights effectively.
Driven and committed, demonstrating self-motivation as well as strong team working skills.
Knowledge and interest in the subject of tropical cyclones.
Experience with complex statistical techniques.
Experience of a version control system such as GitHub.
Strong ability in R programming.
Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.
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