Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1- Hosting offer for an MSCA-IF post-doc candidate in Applied Probability

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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:

Piecewise Ornstein-Uhlenbeck (OU) processes appear in several applications (e.g. temperatures modelling or neuronal activities). In the case of an OU process with constant coefficients, the law of the hitting time or the joint law of an OU process and its supremum is known (see Alili, Patie and J.L. Pedersen (2005) and Blanchet, Dorobantu and Gay (2018) ). The present project consists in investigating the problem of hitting time for a piecewise OU process. We can start with the study of the Laplace transform. Then, the joint law of the process and its running supremum or infimum (or the both) could be studied.

We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in probability theory and applied probability. Numerical methods skills will be appreciated. Her/his PhD defense must take place before Sept. 10th, 2019.

C. Blanchet-Scalliet, D. Dorobantu, L. Gay, Joint Law of an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Process and its Supremum, Preprint, 2018.

L. Alili, P. Patie, J.L. Pedersen, Representations of first hitting time density of an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process, Stochastic Models 21 (2005), no. 4, p. 967-980


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 Diana Dorobantu and Christophette Blanchet-Scalliet.

Diana Dorobantu is associate professor at ISFA, UCBL. Her research interests include theory of stochastic processes and financial mathematics.

Christophette Blanche-Scalliet is associate professor at ICJ (Institut Camille Jordan), Ecole Centrale de Lyon. Her research interests include theory of stochastic processes and financial mathematics. http://perso.ec-lyon.fr/blanchet.christophette/

Application process to LSAF:

Interested candidates are invited to contact us exclusively by email at postdoc-1945@isfa.fr

Make sure that you include the reference "Post-doc 1945" 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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