University of Waterloo, Statistics and Actuarial Science

Position ID: UWSAS-PDF [#11965, Postdoc]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Actuarial Science
Application Deadline: 2020/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2018/05/10, finished 2020/10/13, listed until 2020/06/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

One or more postdoctoral fellow positions in Actuarial Science or Mathematical Finance are currently available in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to work with Professor Ruodu Wang on mathematical and statistical methods for risk management. Potential topics may include risk measures, regulatory capital, risk aggregation, risk sharing, model uncertainty, backtesting, dependence modeling, systemic risk, and market equilibria.

An appointment is typically two years, with an initial contract of one year and a renewal for the second year based on mutual agreement. Teaching is not mandatory for this position, and the postdoctoral fellow may have the opportunity to teach no more than one course in Actuarial Science or Statistics per academic year based on teaching qualifications.

The department has a large group of active researchers in Actuarial Science and Quantitative Finance who may offer postdocs opportunities. Applicants who are interested in working with other professors in the group can also apply through this link by mentioning in the cover letter who they would like to work with. The starting date of the positions is flexible, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. degree in Actuarial Science, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, Mathematical Economics or a related area. Applicants are asked to submit (a) a cover letter (b) a curriculum vitae and (c) a short research statement describing current and past research (two page maximum). The applicant should request (d) at least three letters of recommendation, uploaded by their authors at

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Further Info:
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario,
N2L 3G1

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