Department of Mathematics
PhD Research Fellowship in Statistics
Position as PhD Research fellow in statistics available at the Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo (Big Insight).
If the successful candidates have a good knowledge of one Scandinavian language (Norwegian, Swedish, Danish), the fellowship will be for a period of 4 years, with 25 % compulsory work (teaching responsibilities at the Department). Otherwise, the fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with no compulsory work. Starting date as soon as possible but no later than 01.01.2016. No one can be appointed for more than one fixed-term period at the same institution.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and will be expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.
Applicants must have a Master of Science degree in statistics, mathematics, computer science, or a related quantitative subject with proven competence in statistics. Excellent results in the MSc studies are required.
The ideal candidate has some experience in methodological statistics, and an outstanding potential and genuine interest to develop statistical methodology which solves key applied problems within the present project themes. Proven experience in programming is required. We seek a highly motivated and skilled person, able to work effectively as part of a team, who is eager to both gain and share insight while being focused on publishing papers in leading international journals.
Candidates without a Master's degree have until November 15, 2015 to complete the final exam.
The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.
The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information, see here and here.
A good command of English is required of all students attending the University of Oslo. For English proficiency requirements, see here
Position code 1017, Pay grade: 50 - 57 (NOK 429 700 – 482 800 per year)
The application must include:
- Application letter
- CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
- Copies of educational certificates and transcript of records
- List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee, including a copy of the master thesis, if available.
- Documentation of English proficiency
- Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.
In accordance with the University of Oslo's equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.
UiO has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.
Job type: Contract
Working hours: Full-time
Working days: Day
Application deadline: 30 September, 2015
Reference number: 2015/3477
Home page: http://www.math.uio.no
Contacts: Professor Ingrid Glad Telephone: +47 228 55879
Professor Ørnulf Borgan Telephone: +47 22 85 58 62
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