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

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    30/07/2019 17:30 - 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:


Most developing countries are currently experiencing unprecedented improvements in longevity, which puts pressure on existing pension funds, retirement schemes and social security. These developments raise a number of problems to which historical experience offers no answers. This research proposal considers in some integrated way important sources of longevity, its assessment and its modelling with innovative models. It will be mostly to modelling the dynamics of multiple populations, which is a natural way to take the view that changes over time between countries and populations will, in some way, be correlated. In fact, improving mortality is the result of improvements in public health, medical advances, lifestyle changes and government regulation, and, whenever improved practice develops in one country, it will undoubtedly spread to other countries. The objective is to extend the so-called random field mortality models introduced recently by Doukhan et al (2016) to multiple population modelling on coherent and integrated way.


Doukhan, P., Pommeret, D., Rynkiewicz, J., & Salhi, Y. (2017). A class of random field memory models for mortality forecasting. Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, 77, 97-110.


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 Yahia Salhi.

Yahia Salhi is associate professor at ISFA, UCBL. His research interests include mortality modeling, longevity risk, quickest detection problems, credibility theory and financial mathematics. http://salhi.yahia.free.fr/

Application process to LSAF:

Interested candidates are invited to contact us exclusively by email at postdoc-1917@isfa.fr

Make sure that you include the reference "Post-doc 1917" 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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