Academic Positions Europe

Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Postdoc position

The Institute of Statistics, Biostatistics and Actuarial Sciences (ISBA) of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, has vacancies for a fulltime Postdoc position.

Job description

Preference will be given to candidates with interest and experience in areas that are close to the research done at ISBA. This includes (among others) the following topics :

(i) mathematical statistics (semi- and non-parametric statistics, multivariate analysis, regression, mixture models, survival analysis, extreme value statistics, inverse problems, time series analysis, econometrics,...)

(ii) survival analysis, clinical trials, quality control, chemometrics, medical statistics and analysis of o-mics data

(iii) actuarial sciences and quantitative finance (life and non-life insurance, pension theory, stochastic modelling of financial assets and derivatives, risk measures, solvency rules, mathematical finance, Levy processes, ...).

Job requirements

PhD in (bio)statistics, actuarial sciences or a related discipline. Good knowledge of written and spoken English is required. No proper knowledge of French is required.

Terms of employment

A grant of six to nine months (possibly renewable under certain conditions)


Research environment

They are integrated into the Graduate School in Statistics and Actuarial Sciences

which offers them an up-to-date training in their field via regular seminar series, short courses and workshops, all in English and often given by international short and long-term visitors. ISBA is also part of a large international research network. It has numerous academic contacts, including those to neighboring fields (medicine, agronomy, social science, economy, finance and engineering) as well as collaborations with industry.


PhD in (bio)statistics, actuarial sciences or a related discipline. Good knowledge of written and spoken English is required. No proper knowledge of French is required.

Selection process


Please send the following documents to Mrs. N. Guillaume (

• a letter of motivation

• your curriculum vitae

• a list of publications

• copy of diplomas

• at least one reference letter to be sent by email directly by the referee

The closing date for application is 31 January 2017  (applications received after 31 January will be considered as they arrive, until the position is filled). Only duly completed applications can be taken into account.

Additional comments


For further information, please contact Prof. A. El Ghouch ( For administrative questions or for more information regarding the application procedure please contact Mrs. N. Guillaume (

Web site for additional job details

Université catholique de Louvain

The Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) is internationally recognized for research and teaching quality in many different fields of expertise.

Application details

Application deadline:

Please indicate that you saw this advert on Academic Positions when applying.

More jobs by this employer