PhD Fellowship Position in University of Southern Denmark

Designation/Position- PhD fellowship

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The University of Southern Denmark offers PhD fellowship position for candidates having 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. 

About- The University of Southern Denmark welcomed the first students onto the campus in Odense in September 1966, and things have been developing by leaps and bounds ever since. We now have five faculties with more than  32,000 students, almost 20% of whom are from abroad, and more than 4,000 employees distributed across our main campus in Odense and regional campuses in Slagelse, Kolding, Esbjerg and Sønderborg. Several international studies document that we conduct world-class research and are one of the top fifty young universities in the world.

Over the years, the University of Southern Denmark has interwoven many lives. The roughly five years which a student invests in a university education will lay the groundwork for the rest of his or her life. And with around 115 different study programmes in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering, graduates of the University of Southern Denmark are now members of virtually every profession in the international community.

Research/Job area– Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Statistics

Location- The University of Southern Denmark

Eligibility/Qualification- We are 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.

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.

Job/Position Description- A PhD fellowship in statistics 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.

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.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “ Click Here to Apply “. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

Last Date for Apply–  Till position filled

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