ULB-UCL Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for International Applicants in Belgium, 2017

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The Université libre de Bruxelles and the Université Catholique de Louvain is pleased to offer Postdoctoral Research Fellowship starting on October 1, 2017, or on a date to be discussed with the candidate (but preferably as soon as possible). International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.

The Université libre de Bruxelles is a French-speaking private research university in Brussels, Belgium. The Université Catholique de Louvain is Belgium’s largest French-speaking university. It is located in Louvain-la-Neuve, which was expressly built to house the university. UCL has satellite campuses in Brussels, Charleroi, Mons, and Tournai.

Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue Postdoctoral Research program.

Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded for the PDR (FNRS) Risk Management and Pricing in Finance and Insurance ULB-UCL. The position is funded by the FNRS Cross-University PDR (Projet de Recherche) on “Risk Management and Pricing in Finance and Insurance”. Examples of research topics included in this project are interest rate modelling, valuation and risk management in finance and insurance.

Scholarship Award: This position will be for one year in the Institut de Statistique, Biostatistique et Sciences Actuarielles of the Université Catholique de Louvain until September 30, 2018.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Belgium

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Candidates for the PDR Postdoctoral Fellowship should hold a PhD in mathematics, statistics, actuarial sciences or a closely related subject on the date of the start of the contract and are expected to have proven research ability in actuarial sciences, with in particular a research interest in risk management, risk measurement, interest rates structures and quantitative finance. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of research achievements, as evidenced by journal publications and conference presentations. Candidates should have demonstrable excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English), with the ability to give effective presentations and contribute significantly to the research activities of the Actuarial Sciences Units of the ULB and UCL.

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Candidates for the PDR Postdoctoral Fellowship should hold a PhD degree.

English Language Requirements: Candidates should have demonstrable excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English).

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How to Apply: Candidates should apply by email before August 15, 2017, to Griselda.Deelstra-at-ulb.ac.be and Pierre.devolder-at-uclouvain.be with a CV, a list of publications and a research plan.

Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is August 15, 2017.

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