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Club Vita longevity research modeller

Location – London/Glasgow/Toronto

3 August 2022

The role:

As Club Vita expands its offerings across multiple regions and ventures into newer areas, demands on our multi-disciplinary teams are growing rapidly. This includes the multi-disciplinary Research and Client Services team, who are responsible for conducting innovative longevity research, publishing thought-leadership papers and delivering bespoke analytics directly to clients.

A strong background in statistical modelling/programming (R or similar) is essential, along with practical experience of data analytics. Experience in the insurance or pensions industry and/or a background in longevity are desirable, as is experience with data visualisation.

Key responsibilities:

We are currently hiring at various levels of experience (from entry-level to those with established experience).The responsibilities of the role will depend partially on the candidate, but will include a combination of:

  • Hands-on involvement in research and thought leadership relating to longevity and mortality
  • Conducting analytics on Club Vita’s multi-regional data sets to provide commercially-focused insights
  • Carrying out statistical and demographic calculations for client deliverables
  • Researching and validating new modelling approaches (including data science techniques) to support Club Vita’s wider products and services
  • Making expert use of Club Vita’s in-house products and models to maximise insight and efficiency
  • Developing and utilising data visualisation tools and techniques to enhance findings
  • Communicating results with a wide range of stakeholders, balancing the need for technical detail and against the need for concise and effective messaging

The candidate:

To succeed in the role, you will be/have:

Skills:
  • Demonstrable experience of statistical programming, preferably in R but demonstrable in experience in another language is sufficient (essential)
  • Practical experience of data analytics (essential)
  • Experience with data visualisation (highly desirable)
  • Technical knowledge of a range of statistical/data science methods (highly desirable)
  • Experience in applying and communicating statistical results and/or research in a commercial environment (highly desirable)
  • Practical experience of the core concepts relating to mortality/longevity, particularly in a pensions / life insurance context (desirable)
  • Familiarity with practices of writing sustainable and re-usable code (desirable)
Qualifications:
  • Demonstrable skills in statistical modelling either from education, previous employment, or private learning
Personal characteristics:
  • Collaborative team worker
  • Ability to apply analysis to real-world problems
  • Strong communicator; able to communicate technical results to non-specialist stakeholders
  • Open-minded approach to learning platforms and software
  • Ability to manage multiple competing deadlines
  • Appreciation for commercially-focussed outcomes

Company overview:

Club Vita’s mission is to improve later life financial well-being by promoting awareness of longevity risk and making its management transparent and efficient.

We work primarily with workplace pension funds in the UK, Canada and the US. On their behalf, we facilitate the accumulation and pooling of data underlying the longevity patterns of retirees with annuity benefits. Club member pension funds and their advisors use our analytics to understand their emerging longevity patterns, to drive more informed strategic decisions and to embed best-practice risk-management into their governance frameworks.  We also support financial institutions that manage longevity risk: insurers, reinsurers and asset managers, helping them offer attractive longevity risk protection products in a tech-enabled, efficient manner. Our current community includes 400 pension funds, 7 pension advisory firms and 25 (re)insurers. Across our three clubs, we are tracking the survival patterns of a diverse population of over five million people with benefits in workplace pension plans. ​

Club Vita was born in the UK in 2008.  Our systems and processes have been developed by a multi-disciplinary team of over 50 employees across our three geographies, with a shared passion for “allowing the data to do the talking” by combining modern technology and statistical techniques.  Following a successful UK launch, we went on to build similar communities in Canada (2015) and in the United States (2019).   ​

Applying for this position:

Club Vita is committed to an inclusive, diverse, and accessible workplace. We encourage all interested applicants to submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] for consideration.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for the short list will be contacted.

Meet the team

Club Vita could not deliver the vast array of statistical insights without our gifted team.

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