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Research Analyst (Catastrophe Modelling)

The opportunity

As a Catastrophe Modelling Research Analyst, you will play a crucial role in enhancing our organization's understanding and management of risks associated with natural disasters. You will be responsible for researching, analysing, and modelling various catastrophe scenarios, providing valuable insights that will contribute to informed decision-making processes.

Your new role

In this role you will:

  • Conduct catastrophe model validation for a range of external model vendors and internal models for peril regions around the globe for perils including: earthquake, flood, hurricane, cyclone, severe convective storm and bushfire perils
  • Conduct climate change research and development projects and implementation in catastrophe modelling processes.
  • Manage projects in a timely and efficient manner in collaboration with global teams and external service providers.
  • Assist with catastrophe event response and other ad hoc tasks as required.

Please note that for the successful candidate, this process will include a phone screen with our Talent Acquisition team, 2/3 interviews (either face to face or online via Teams) and background checks.

About you

  • Demonstrable experience in a similar role alongside a PhD, Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Physical Geography, Meteorology, Flood Engineering or Atmospheric Sciences.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in programming languages (such as Python or R), and GIS software skills
  • Experience in the insurance, reinsurance, or risk management industry is a plus.
  • Experience using catastrophe modelling software (e.g., RMS, AIR) is a plus but is not required.

About QBE

We can never really predict what’s around the corner, but at QBE we’re asking the right questions to enable a more resilient future – helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage.

We’re an international insurer that’s building momentum towards realising our vision of becoming the most consistent and innovative risk partner.

And our people will be at the centre of our success. We’re proud to work together, and encourage each other enable resilience for our customers, our environment, our economies and our communities.

With more than more than 13,000 people working across 27 countries, we’re big enough to make a real impact, but small enough to provide a friendly workplace, where people are down-to-earth, passionate and kind.

We believe this is our moment – what if it was yours too? Your career at QBE — let’s make it happen!


We offer a range of benefits to help provide holistic support for your work life, whatever your circumstances. As a QBE employee you will have access to and benefit from:

  • ‘Hybrid Working’ – a mix of working from home and in the office to enhance your work/life balance
  • Our ‘Thriving at our Best’ wellbeing program, including free holistic wellbeing coaching, nutritional, confidential counselling, financial and legal advice
  • 18 weeks’ gender-equal flexible leave for all new parents, including paid super
  • The ability to maximise retirement savings through voluntary super contributions and company matching
  • Income protection insurance & reimbursed Death and Total Permanent Disability insurance premiums
  • Additional leave and support through QBE’s Family Domestic Violence First Responder Network
  • Discounts on insurance products, car hire, hotels, goods and services including benefits through our various sports and arts sponsorship partners

Rewards & Recognition

We value our employee’s experience with us and are proud to have been recognised for the following awards:

  • 2021 LinkedIn Top Employer & HRD Employer of Choice
  • 2020 Best Workplace Diversity & Inclusion and Excellence Award for Best Health & Wellbeing at the Australian HR Awards
  • Gold Employer status for 4 years in a row 2019 - 2022 Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) – the definitive national benchmark on LGBTQI+ workplace inclusion
  • Ranked 6th place in the AAGE Top Graduate Employers 2021 as voted by graduates
  • Top 20 Workplaces for Dads in 2019 and 2020 (HBF Direct Advice for Dads)
  • Family First accredited employer since 2021

APPLY NOW and let’s make it happen!

Click APPLY to submit your application. Successful applicants will need to complete work rights, police and credit checks through our online provider as a condition of employment.

QBE recognise the value of diverse perspectives and experience. We are committed to an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected for who they are. If we can provide support with accessibility requirements and adjustments, alternative work arrangements or you would like to connect with one of our employee networks at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact us at recruitment@qbe.com

Application Close Date: 30/01/2024 11:59 PM

How to Apply:

To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step by step process.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

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