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Senior Research Associates (2 positions)
ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, UNSW Business School

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Two positions available:

  • Senior Research Associate – Longevity and Long Term Care
  • Senior Research Associate – Mortality and Health Risk

CEPAR seeks to appoint two suitably qualified persons to join a multi-disciplinary research team committed to transforming thinking about population ageing and establishing Australia as a world leader in the field. Both Senior Research Associates (Level B Academics) will perform research under the supervision of Professor Michael Sherris and collaborate with other CEPAR investigators.

One Senior Research Associate will focus on actuarial aspects of longevity and long term care, including advanced risk modelling for longevity and health risk with applications to individual savings and retirement decision making with particular emphasis on the development of innovative product solutions using LTC, health, annuities and life insurance.

The other Senior Research Associate will focus on actuarial and financial aspects of mortality and health risk with applications to retirement policy. In particular, the research will involve development of longevity and health risk models and optimal design of health and aged care insurance products with applications to various public sector support policies for retirement incomes.

About the successful applicants

Each of the successful applicants will hold a a PhD in actuarial studies or related disciplines such as mathematical statistics, risk management, economics, or quantitative finance, or an equivalent qualification. In addition, the successful candidates will be able to provide evidence of strong performance in research in a field relevant to the project including longevity and health risk; high level competency in computing modelling techniques and data analysis skills; excellent communication skills in writing research papers and in presenting research; and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.

Application deadline: 31 January 2020

Contact: Professor Michael Sherris, Chief Investigator and Project Leader | E:  m.sherris@unsw.edu.au | T: (61 2) 9385 2333

Further information and application details: UNSW job portal