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Senior Research Associates (2 positions), UNSW Business School

Job no: 498186
Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW Business School is a leader in business education and research in the Asian region and one of the largest Business Schools in Australia with more than 15,000 students, 500 academic and professional staff and more than 80,000 alumni and partners. The Business School offers a full suite of business degree programs at undergraduate, postgraduate, coursework and research levels, including the AGSM MBA programs and a range of Executive Programs. Its direction is guided by a business advisory council of leading CEOs, chairpersons and other business leaders.

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) is a multi-disciplinary research centre administered by the University of New South Wales with nodes at the Australian National University, Curtin University, the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney, and 16 official partners drawn from industry, government and academe.

About the positions

  • $109,365 - $128,926 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • 2 Years Fixed Term, Full Time
  • 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.

How to apply

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.

Please note that successful applicants must have current Australian work rights and be able to commence by end January 2021 to be a considered for the positions.

Please identify which position you are applying for (or if you are happy to be considered for either) within your application form.

Download File Position Description - Senior Research Associate (Longevity and Long Term Care).pdf

Download File Position Description - Senior Research Associate (Mortality and Health Risk).pdf

Contact

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

Next steps

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.


Research Fellow, UNSW Business School

Job no: 500668
Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW Business School is a leader in business education and research in the Asian region and one of the largest Business Schools in Australia with more than 15,000 students, 500 academic and professional staff and more than 80,000 alumni and partners. The Business School offers a full suite of business degree programs at undergraduate, postgraduate, coursework and research levels, including the AGSM MBA programs and a range of Executive Programs. Its direction is guided by a business advisory council of leading CEOs, chairpersons and other business leaders.

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) is a multi-disciplinary research centre administered by the University of New South Wales with nodes at the Australian National University, Curtin University, the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney and 16 official partners drawn from industry, government and academe.

About the position

  • $109,365 - $128,926 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading

  • 2 Years Fixed Term, Full Time

CEPAR seeks to appoint a suitably qualified person to join a multi-disciplinary research team working on an ARC linkage project titled “Policy modelling for ageing in emerging economies: The case of Indonesia” in collaboration with the World Bank and the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas).

The Research Fellow (Level B academic) will conduct high quality research on the development and computation of a life-cycle growth model that incorporates fundamental features of emerging economies such as a large informal sector and deficient social protection policies.

About the successful applicant

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in Economics, Econometrics or a related discipline, or be close to completion of a PhD. In addition, the successful candidate will have excellent computing and data analysis skills with expertise in FORTRAN, MATLAB, STATA highly regarded; familiarity with overlapping generations (OLG) models and associated coding; a strong research record, relevant to the opportunity, in a field relevant to population ageing; the ability to work both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary research team; and demonstrated ability to communicate research findings.

Please note that the successful applicant must have current Australian work rights and be able to commence by the end of March 2021 to be a considered for the position.

Contact

Dr George Kudrna, Chief Investigator and Project Leader
E: g.kudrna@unsw.edu.au
T: 0416729572

Next steps

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.


CEPAR is committed to the principle of fair and open recruitment and selection processes and CEPAR will consider appropriate Diversity representation when shortlisting for positions.