PhD candidate in Predictive Analytics for Multi-Product Policyholder Value

The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) has a vacancy for a PhD candidate in Predictive Analytics for Multi-Product Policyholder Value.
This project uses techniques from statistics, econometrics and machine learning to develop analytics that may help ...

26 days

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
Salarisindicatie:
$ 2222 - $ 2840 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) has a vacancy for a PhD candidate in Predictive Analytics for Multi-Product Policyholder Value.

This project uses techniques from statistics, econometrics and machine learning to develop analytics that may help in maximizing policyholder value and cross-selling potential over a range of insurance products. A central part of the project is the development of a multi-policy model of claim behaviour.

This research is part of the collaboration between Amsterdam Data Science and VIVAT Insurance (Zwitserleven & Reaal).

Functie-eisen

A master’s degree in actuarial science, econometrics, statistics, or equivalent.

We seek a highly motivated student with excellent grades in statistics and econometrics, and well- developed skills in computer programming and data handling. Familiarity with non-life insurance and machine learning would be an advantage.

Conditions

The appointment will be for a period of 4 years, with an intermediate evaluation after 18 months, resulting in a PhD thesis. An educational plan will be drafted that includes attendance of courses and (international) conferences. The PhD candidate is also expected to assist in undergraduate teaching.

The gross monthly salary will range from €2,222 in the first year to €2,840 in the last year. The Collective Labour Agreement (cao) for Dutch Universities is applicable.

What do we offer you?

Some of the things we have to offer:

  • a unique community of Data Science researchers;
  • a friendly and informal working environment;
  • a high-level of interaction;
  • a location in the city centre;
  • an international environment (10+ nationalities in the group);
  • access to high-end computing facilities (cluster with CPU 4,000+ cores and 50+ GPUs).

Since Amsterdam is a very international city where almost everybody speaks and understands English.

Additional information

Supervisors of the PhD project will be Prof. Michel Vellekoop, Prof. Peter Boswijk and Dr. Noud van Giersbergen.

For further information, please contact:

Applications should be made via:

Please quote vacancy number 17-583 in the subject line.

All applications should include a:

  • curriculum vitae;
  • list of university courses taken with grades;
  • single page maximum statement of motivation and research interests.

An interview and a scientific presentation will be part of the selection process.

Bedrijfsomschrijving

With over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad.

The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.

Amsterdam Business School

The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) is a partner of Amsterdam Data Science, a network consisting of the academic knowledge institutes in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, and worldwide industry partners that focus on stimulating research and education in Data Science. The ABS is part of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB).The FEB provides academic programmes for more than 5,500 students and employs about 400 people. The Faculty conducts research in many specialist areas and participates in the Tinbergen Institute, one of Europe's leading graduate schools in economics, finance and econometrics.

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