Extreme weather events are anticipated to become more frequent and more severe due to climate change. This poses a challenge to both insurers and policyholders, who can expect larger losses and higher premiums. The key question is whether the risk will remain insurable in the future. This PhD project focuses on the role of financial products in the management of climate change risks. The ultimate aim of this project is to show how financial products (either new or existing ones) can be used to safeguard the insurability of extreme weather risk. Are you interested in developing and pricing financial products for climate change risk management? Then this position may just be the one for you!
As one of the PhDs in the section Financial Engineering, you will work within the High-Tech Business and Entrepreneurship (HBE) department.
Information and application
Submit your application before January 20, 2023, and include:
- Cover letter of at most 1.5 page A4, explaining specific interests, the motivation for the application, and why you fit into this project;
- Academic transcript of BSc and MSc education, including grades;
- Full Curriculum Vitae, contact information for at least two academic references, and if applicable, a list of publications.
We encourage Master students to apply even if they still have to graduate in the coming months. We will then make suitable agreements about the starting date.
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you can contact Prof. Dr. L.Spierdijk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About the department
The High-tech Business and Entrepreneurship (HBE) department is part of the Faculty of Behavioural, Management, and Social Sciences (BMS). HBE holds a leading position at the interfaces of business, technology, and the social sciences. In our ground-breaking research and novel education programmes, we strive for making an impact in business and healthcare by conducting cross-disciplinary research. We combine various themes such as smart industry, supply chain management, transportation and logistics management, innovation management, healthcare operations, technology-based entrepreneurship, purchasing and supply management, cyber security, financial engineering, HRM, change management, and leadership.
The HBE department is dedicated to encouraging a supportive and inclusive working culture. Our aim is that all job applicants are given equal opportunities. When we select candidates for employment, it will be on the basis of their competence and ability. To support the workforce diversity, we are open to offer flexible working conditions on an individual basis to support work-life balance, that may include contract of employment, working hours and location, or child care arrangements.
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About the organization
The Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social sciences (BMS) aims to play a key role in understanding, jointly developing and evaluating innovations in society. Technological developments are the engine of innovation. As a technical university that puts people first, we tailor them to human needs and behavior and use social engineering to integrate them into society. We also ensure adequate governance at public and private level, and robust, inclusive and fair organizational structures. We do this by developing, sharing and applying high-quality knowledge in Psychology, Business Administration, Public Administration, Communication Sciences, Philosophy, Educational Sciences and Health Sciences. Our research and education in these disciplines revolves around tackling and solving societal challenges. The research programs of BMS are closely linked to the research of the UT institutes Mesa+ Institute for Nanotechnology, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.
As an employer, the Faculty of BMS offers work that matters. We equip you to create new possibilities for yourself and for our society. With us, you will become part of a leading technical university with increasing, positive social impact. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial atmosphere, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example through our flexible, adaptable benefits.