Natural Catastrophe Research Scientist

Chubb International

Job Description

Chubb is seeking a Research Scientist – natural catastrophe and earthquake peril to join the Corporate Catastrophe Solutions team. The interested individual will join a dynamic team comprised of people with diverse backgrounds. This position will be responsible for conducting research and developing solutions for earthquake peril.

Individual should have a strong experience in developing or validating probabilistic earthquake risk models.

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform in-depth validation of hazard and vulnerability components of  earthquake risk models

  • Help create a Chubb view-of-risk by conducting independent research and integrating findings into the catastrophe modeling framework

  • Evaluate seismic vulnerability functions using analytical methods and/or claims data

  • Analyze claims data to develop best practices and improve effectiveness of risk assessment capabilities by incorporating actual experience

  • Investigate, evaluate, and advise on model changes and new risk assessment tools

  • Conduct research on a wide range of natural hazard topics to develop risk management strategies

  • Communicate and present model validation and change management results to business units and other stakeholders

Position Requirements:

We are seeking an analytical and technically-minded individual. Ideal candidates for the role will have the following educational background and technical skills:

  • Ph.D./Masters degree in civil engineering, earthquake engineering, structural engineering, seismology, or a related discipline

  • Strong background in probabilistic seismic risk assessment and earthquake vulnerability

  • A thorough understanding of catastrophe models and a proven ability to critically evaluate models and provide feedback in a fast-paced environment

  • 2-5 years of experience in the validation or development of earthquake risk assessment models

  • Strong computer skills including advanced knowledge of Excel and SQL is required

  • Excellent analytical, communication and organization skills


At Chubb, we are committed to equal employment opportunity and compliance with all laws and regulations pertaining to it. Our policy is to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other conditions or opportunities of employment, without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, mental and physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, age, and pregnancy or any other characteristic protected by law. Performance and qualifications are the only basis upon which we hire, assign, promote, compensate, develop and retain employees.  Chubb prohibits all unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation against any individual who reports discrimination or harassment. 


Philadelphia - 436 Walnut St 

 Philadelphia 19106


 - Risk Management 

 - No 

 - Jul 6, 2020, 8:38:47 PM 

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