We are seeking applications from high quality statisticians with experience in statistical modelling of environmental data.  The open position is in a small technical team tasked with developing components for national-scale catastrophe models for insurers and reinsurers.  The role will involve diverse statistical methods required to create probabilistic flood and emerging hazard models.  Alongside the commercial aspect of this role, there will be an opportunity to follow and publish research interests if desired.

The position will suit a strong team player who is capable of independent and innovative thinking in a challenging business environment.  The individual who is offered this role will have a PhD in a relevant subject or proven commercial experience of statistical modelling.  Candidates with a background in one or more of the following specialisms are particularly encouraged to apply:

• Extreme Value Theory
• Environmental modelling e.g. extreme rainfall, river flow or sea level
• Computational statistics
• Spatial statistics
• Catastrophe modelling
• Actuarial science


In addition to excellent statistical knowledge with a relevant specialism, candidates will be expected to have the following skills:


• Proficient user of R
• Excellent presentation and report writing skills
• Ability to explain complex statistical concepts to non-statisticians


• Experience with RStudio and R package development, and familiarity with source control and issue tracking systems
• Experience working with big data
• Project management experience
• Record of peer-reviewed scientific papers and an interest to continue writing publications


The job will be based in the UK in our Skipton (North Yorkshire) office.

Further information and applications

For further information or an informal discussion about this position please contact Kathryn Madden on +44 (0) 1756 799919 (office) or by email kathryn.madden@jbarisk.com.

Applications forms must be downloaded from this site and returned along with your CV and covering letter.
Career Development and Benefits

We value our staff and believe in providing a competitive salary, flexible working conditions and the best benefits package we can.

Our comprehensive benefits package includes pension, life insurance, medical assistance, subsidised income protection, childcare voucher, professional memberships and profit share. 
As an employee-owned organisation, we have no external shareholders to pay, meaning all our staff benefit directly from our profits through our annual profit share scheme.

We’re focused on helping our staff develop their skills and offer a generous training budget to every member of staff. Our well-regarded professional development programme provides the opportunity to enhance and update technical and management skills throughout your career.  We encourage and support the attainment of professional qualifications including chartered membership of professional associations.

Applications for both full and part time positions will be considered. 


Closing Date: 
Friday, March 9, 2018


No unsolicited CVs from Agencies please.

All Agencies should note that if JBA receives an application via other means — even if it comes after your first contact with us — there will be no contractual entitlement to an introduction fee or other fees.

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