Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Start date: ASAP
The Geneva Association (GA) is the leading international think tank of the insurance industry and the only global association of insurance companies; its members are insurance and reinsurance CEOs. Established in 1973, The GA has achieved an international reputation for high-quality and forward-looking research on key trends likely to shape or impact the insurance industry.
The Senior Researcher, New Technologies & Data will report to the Deputy Managing Director, Head of Research & Foresight.
This position is based out of The Geneva Association’s office in Zurich, combining in-office and remote work. The role is part of a small team and a modern working environment in the heart of Zurich. Some international travel is required.
Activities and responsibilities
- Develop research roadmap for New Technologies & Data research program: identify key trends which are impacting or a likely to impact the insurance industry and its role in society, and propose priority trends / topics to be investigated. Examples of trends / topics:
- Cryptocurrencies / cryptoassets
- Platform ecosystems
- Artificial intelligence / machine learning
- Quantum computing
- Computable contracts
- Face recognition
- Cloud developments
- Produce two research papers per year: investigate trend / topic based on desktop research and interviews within and outside of the insurance industry; highlight implications for insurers and their role in society; develop recommendations for insurers, policymakers or other stakeholders
- Present key messages of papers in webinars and in-person events; proactively reach out to relevant stakeholders to convey key messages
- Organize the annual Geneva Association New Technologies & Data conference: define agenda, identify and reach out to potential speakers / panellists, moderate the event (logistical support will be provided by the Events team)
- Build network of experts on New Technologies & Data issues, both inside and outside the insurance industry: tech firms, academia, multilateral organizations
- Lead and further develop the program working group, composed of representatives of Geneva Association member companies
Required skills and experience
Your profile should match the following requirements:
- Master’s degree or PhD
- 5 to 10 years of experience at the crossing of insurance and IT / data analytics / new technologies, either in the insurance sector or in consulting
- Strong analytical and synthesis skills
- Outstanding and demonstrable writing skills in English, ability to write research reports in English and tailored to a C-level audience
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to interact with senior executives
- Native or fluent in English; other languages desirable
- Curiosity, energy and creativity
- Ability to deliver
- Team player
- Flexibility and ability to adapt
Interested candidates should send their CV and an accompanying covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Finalists will be asked to provide 2 professional references. The start date is as soon as possible.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!