Medical Longevity Epidemiologist

Legal and General

London, UK

Ref: VN-16179

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Company Info

Working here is about being there for our customers; we’re available should the worst happen and we work together to enable social and financial equality across the UK. But it’s also about you –how you develop and what you can achieve. We’ll help your talent thrive in an environment where you’ll be supported to work flexibly and autonomously, sharing in our success and rewarded for a great performance with a generous benefits package.

Department Info

With around one million customers, our retail business helps turn customers’ pension savings into lifelong retirement income and our corporate business looks after our defined benefit pension schemes ensuring they are effectively managed to protect against risk and achieve their maximum potential.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or age.

Job Duties

The Medical Longevity Epidemiologist will contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of our medical modelling capability, focusing particularly on evidence gathering and applying the model to set mortality assumptions commercially.

The role will acquire evidence to parameterise L&G propriety medical longevity model to improve forecasting and underwriting capability.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Search medical literature for evidence to parameterize a propriety mortality model relating to health, risk factors and medical conditions. Examples of evidence may include multifactorial statistical analyses, statistics, etc..
  • Shortlist medical literature on relationship between illness and mortality.
  • Interpret results of literature to extract information to parameterize L&G propriety mortality/longevity models.
  • Ensure the evidence for medical modelling is appropriately documented, with limitations noted, for the purposes of audit trail and justification.
  • Communicate results with key stakeholders including actuaries, modellers, underwriters and management.

Skills Required

This role would be suitable for someone with appropriate experience and expertise in epidemiology, statistics, or other relevant medical mortality modelling. The role requires an understanding of evidence gathering through medical literature search including:

  • Medical databases such as PubMed and EMBASE and other searches for gray literature.
  • Strength and limitation of different types of evidences such as meta-analyses, results of routine databases, clinical studies, statistics etc..
  • Good grasp of interpretation of statistical analyses, e.g. the roles of multi-factorial models, various measurements of risks such as hazard ratio, etc..
  • Graduates in relevant fields and Post-graduate qualification will be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of key public health and mortality databases in the UK.

Benefits

Whatever your role, we reward ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you. Our employees have a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, dependants' pensions, at least 22 days’ holiday, performance related bonuses, a variety of share schemes, discounts at both a huge range of high street stores and our own great products, your hard work will be rewarded when you join us.


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