Research Associate

Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link Swiss Re is one of the worlds leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime. We cover both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14, employees across the world.Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work. About the roleAre you a passionate about bringing together two disciplines - the world of data analytics and underwriting risk assessment? Do you get excited by transforming research into tangible commercial value? Do you have a passion to showcase opportunity and expertise within the insurance industry? If so, we have an opportunity that could be just what you seek, to join our L&H team as a research analyst. You will join an experienced, international team, venturing into new and innovative underwriting solutions. You will enjoy wide exposure across a variety of new and traditional underwriting solutions; from exploring health datasets to insurtechs / startups to bringing new approaches to traditional underwriting R&D. We're looking a self-starter to bring strong technical skills that support horizon scanning through to implementing research in tangible business opportunities. Your main responsibilities are toSupport in driving global Underwriting development, innovation and "blue-sky" underwriting, as well as new solutions Focus on the interplay of data analytics, medicine, risk, technology, products etc. Source, define and scope areas of R&D opportunity, navigating the uncertainty Development of our underwriting risk assessment methodologies and model development and assessment Support regional L&H projects or initiatives Strong collaboration with internal colleagues and partners Support in-market teams to develop specific innovative underwriting solutions by using or conducting credible research Support of thought leadership and brand-relevant positioning of Swiss Re as the risk knowledge company Contribute to articles with actionable insights and innovations that help our clients manage risk and grow, and bring this research to life via client presentations External visibility via social media, LinkedIn blogs etc. Support regional and global SR representatives for industry events through key topic presentations Skills required for the roleGraduate degree in Health sciences with competency in data analytics; OR Actuarial / Statistical / Computer Sciences willing to develop medical knowledge base Competency in data analytics, coding, model performance evaluation and prediction interval estimation Familiarity in the areas of L&H underwriting or pricing are an advantage Entrepreneurial and innovative personality who is capable of self-starting innovative (and fitting into existing traditional underwriting research projects) Excellent written and verbal communication skills, reflected through prior research experience, publications and / or presentations Ability to connect the dots across initiatives and leverage synergies to maximize business outcomes Fluency in English a must. Other languages a plus. We are looking for someone who isPassionate about researching emerging trends in underwriting and play a role in global and regional initiatives as required Able to apply quantitative methodologies in research, synthesize findings and use impactful storytelling to deliver insights for clients Unwavering willingness to learn new skills and adopt new technologies and platforms that can support more detailed and powerful analysis Curious and driven We are looking forward to having you in our team! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of religion, gender, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Swiss Re offers modern work models and attractive work places that allow all employees to adapt to changing work preferences and life phases. Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates. Keywords:Reference Code:
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