Designation/Position- PhD fellowship
PhD fellowship is available at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (IMADA), University of Southern Denmark with starting date 1 September 2018 or soon thereafter. Application deadline 1 June 2018.
About- The University of Southern Denmark, with campuses located in the southwestern part of Denmark – i.e. Funen, Southern Jutland and Sealand – is a research and educational institution with deep regional roots and an international outlook. Reaching even further south, the university offers a number of joint programmes in co-operation with the University of Flensburg and the University of Kiel. Contacts with regional industries and the international scientific community are strong. Every day approximately 1,200 researchers in Odense, Kolding, Esbjerg, Sønderborg, Slagelse and Copenhagen are engaged in the search for new knowledge and insight, while 18,000 students are working to further their education. The University of Southern Denmark offers comprehensive programmes in five different faculties – Humanities, Science, Engineering, Social Sciences, and Health Sciences.
Research/Job area– Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Statistics
Location- University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Eligibility/Qualification- Research group is looking for a person with a strong interest in mathematical statistics and probability theory who holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Statistics. Excellent candidates who have not yet completed their Master study, but are in good progress will also be equally considered. Preferably the candidate has knowledge of order statistics or extreme value theory. Some programming skills and familiarity with statistical software packages is also advantageous.
Job/Position Description- The selected student is expected to be part of the research group in statistics and work under the supervision of Jing Qin and Yuri Goegebeur within the areas of theoretical extreme statistics and applications in biostatistics.
Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three (students who have completed their MSc) or four years (students who have not yet completed their MSc). Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 10 November 2015 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).
The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).
How to Apply- Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades
• At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: [email protected]mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.
For further information please feel free to contact Associate Professor Jing Qin ([email protected]), tel.:+45 6550 2346 or Associate Professor Yuri Goegebeur ([email protected]), tel.: +45 6550 4476.