The University of Amsterdam invites applications for two PhD positions at the university's Research Centre for Longevity Risk. We are looking for talented and motivated researchers with a strong interest in the centre's research activities. Details about the research centre and projects we are working on can be found at rclr.nl
. For the current vacancies we are looking for candidates who would contribute to one of the following projects:
- Effects of epidemics and pandemics on life expectancy;
- life expectancy at advanced ages;
- reinsurance of longevity risk;
- redesign of pension provisions;
- improved portfolios in response to changing survival rates.
Any research experience and expertise in one or more of those topics will be highly appreciated but is not a requirement. Candidates with a strong background in Actuarial Science, Econometrics, Statistics, (Applied) mathematics or related fields are encouraged to apply. The PhD candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team with access to state of the art research facilities.
The Research Centre for Longevity Risk is part of the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Amsterdam (UvA EB). Research at UvA EB covers the broad domain of econometrics, economics, business economics and business, and is organized in two large schools: the Amsterdam School of Economics and the Amsterdam Business School (ABS). The research centre is a joint initiative of the Amsterdam School of Economics and Nationale-Nederlanden. The successful candidates will be part of a team of UvA researchers at the centre who study developments in survival rates and life expectancy, how these developments are affected by a variety of factors, and how an increasing life span affects the economy and wider society. This includes the development of mathematical models for demographic trends and medical developments, as well as the impact of local socio-economic conditions and the quality of our living environment on longevity.Tasks:
During the four-year PhD trajectory, you will follow PhD level courses, plan and conduct your PhD research and contribute to the teaching of the school's programmes.
Starting date of the position: as soon as possible.