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Senior Research Associate

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

Senior Research Associates (2 positions)

ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research

UNSW Business School

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, the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney and the University of Western Australia 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


Professor Michael Sherris, Chief Investigator and Project Leader


T: (61 2) 9385 2333

Applications close: 11:55pm on Sunday 6 December 2020.

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