Assistant Director - Research



Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting sophisticated theoretical and empirical research to quantify the financial impact of catastrophic events on credit portfolios – involves producing, validating and analyzing catastrophe model results for credit risk analysis;
  • Collaborate with financial researchers and data analysts on research projects;
  • Partner with engineering teams or implementation researchers to deploy completed research through various technology channels;
  • Partner with marketing, sales, product management, client service teams, and clients on the education and implementation of risk management technology;
  • Present research findings to technical and non-technical audiences internally and externally.



  • Ph.D. in a quantitative field such as economics, finance, statistics, accounting. Ideally, candidate would have experience measuring the business and financial impact of catastrophe events.
  • Background in catastrophic risk modelling, or with specific natural hazard knowledge, or knowledge in certain region-based or peril-based areas of catastrophe risk management through research or experience.
  • Proficiency with open source statistical analysis and programming tools such as R or Python, or similar tools such as Matlab;
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills, particularly the ability to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Other desirable qualifications:

  • Research experience in financial accounting, corporate finance, asset pricing, and economic or financial impacts of catastrophic risk.
  • Experience leveraging techniques in machine learning, artificial intelligence and catastrophe modelling.
  • Experience with open source GIS tools such as QGIS.
  • Demonstrable expertise in spatial analysis and geographic information science.
  • Familiarity with cloud computing environments and spatial big data.

Working at Moody's

Moody's (NYSE: MCO) is a global integrated risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make better decisions. Our data, analytical solutions and insights help decision-makers identify opportunities and manage the risks of doing business with others. We believe that greater transparency, more informed decisions, and fair access to information open the door to shared progress. With over 11,000 employees in more than 40 countries, Moody's combines international presence with local expertise and over a century of experience in financial markets. Learn more at

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