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Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1- Hosting offer for an MSCA-IF post-doc candidate in Actuarial Science and Statistics

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    27/07/2019 12:30 - Europe/Athens
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    France, Villeurbanne
    Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
    Actuarial Science and Finance Institute
    Laboratory of Actuarial Science and Finance

The Laboratoire de Sciences Actuarielle et Financière (LSAF) is a leading actuarial research lab in Europe and undertakes inter-disciplinary research on risks in insurance and finance. The research topics of the laboratory are always evolving to include new risks (human longevity improvements, natural hazards...), recent accounting standards (IFRS), new prudential regulation systems (Basel 4, Solvency 2) as well as new risk management practices (Enterprise Risk Management) or new business models with Big Data and Analytics in insurance. Current team research projects concern in particular the impact of modeling and data analytics on the management of insurance and financial firms, environmental risks, longevity risk management and public health, long term investments and ESG, as well as behaviours and risks.

Strongly associated to ISFA graduate school of actuarial studies, LSAF gathers 30 permanent researchers, 4 post-docs and 18 PhD students. LSAF is part of University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL), a multidisciplinary university in the primary fields of science and health. With over 2630 professors and assistant professors and 39,000 students, leading to more than 4500 internationally published articles and 40 patents per year. The University is involved in more than 80 European Union projects.

The LSAF offers to host a MSCA Individual Fellowship candidate ("Experienced Researcher" according to the Marie Sklodowska Curie categories, typically a post-doc), submitting an application to the next MSCA-IF call for proposals (deadline september 2019), interested to work on the following research topic:

Orthogonal polynomial expansions have been applied successfully to the numerical approximation of the density of random sums commonly used to model aggregated claim sizes in insurance, see Goffard et al. (2016) and Goffard et al. (2017). This project aims at adapting the methodology to derive non-parametric density estimation when data are available. Other interesting problem will be investigated such as model adequacy, dependency between claim sizes and claim frequency as well as decompounding a random sum, see Bogsted and Pitts (2010). We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in actuarial science and statistics. The applicant should have demonstrated the ability to publish his/her work in peer reviewed journals and have strong coding skill in R. Her/his PhD defense must take place before Sept. 10th, 2019.

Goffard, P. O., Loisel, S., & Pommeret, D. (2016). A polynomial expansion to approximate the ultimate ruin probability in the compound Poisson ruin model. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 296, 499-511.

Goffard, P. O., Loisel, S., & Pommeret, D. (2017). Polynomial approximations for bivariate aggregate claims amount probability distributions. Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability, 19(1), 151-174.

Bøgsted, M., & Pitts, S. M. (2010). Decompounding random sums: a nonparametric approach. Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, 62(5), 855-872.


The fellowship could last for 12 to 36 months, depending on the type of Individual Fellowship.


The successful Marie-Curie Post-doctoral fellow will be supervised by Pierre-Olivier Goffard and Denys Pommeret.

Pierre-Olivier Goffard is associate professor at ISFA, UCBL. His research interests include numerical methods, risk theory and statistics. http://pierre-olivier.goffard.me/

Denys Pommeret is professor at AMU and head of the actuarial science Master IMSA. His research interests include orthogonal polynomials, natural exponential families and statistics. http://iml.univ-mrs.fr/~pommeret/

Application process to LSAF:

Interested candidates are invited to contact us exclusively by email at postdoc-1924@isfa.fr

Make sure that you include the reference "Post-doc 1924" in the title of your email. Please attach a CV, a motivation letter, your MSc marks, as well as a 1-page research proposal.

NB: Candidates will receive the support of the LSAF supervisors, as well as a professional grant application company, to prepare and submit their application with the LSAF as a host laboratory, to the next MSCA-IF call for proposals.


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