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PhD position in Mathematical Statistics, Sweden


The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics is looking for a PhD student in Mathematical Statistics with focus on stochastic modelling and statistical analysis of spatio-temporal data. Apply May 16 at the latest.

We are opening a PhD position in mathematical statistics with focus on stochastic modelling and statistical analysis of spatio-temporal data. The successful candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary research project with application area in biomedical engineering, where the main task is to develop new statistical and computational methodology for intelligent data sampling and uncertainty analysis of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and PET (positron emission tomography) measurements for cancer therapy assessment.
Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD position at the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Umeå University, Sweden. The general aim of a graduate student position is to provide its holder with a possibility to earn a PhD degree. The position is for 48 months of research. As a PhD student you will perform research and take courses on graduate level.

Admission requirements
Prerequisites includes 240 ECTS-credits (swe. högskolepoäng) of higher education studies of which 60 should be on an advanced level (Master level). In addition to these general requirements, 60 ECTS credits need to be in the area of mathematical statistics of which 15 should be on an advanced level (Master level). Competent is also applicants that otherwise, within or outside the country, acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.
The PhD project is based on multi-disciplinary collaboration, therefore the candidate needs to be skilled in both oral and written communication in English, and be able to work independently as well as in collaboration with others. Applicants with a degree not from a Swedish university are encouraged to provide results obtained from GMAT (and/or GRE) and TOEFL tests if available. The candidate also needs to have a genuine interest, not necessarily documented knowledge, in working with computers and programming, e.g. in Matlab or R.
Teaching at bachelor's level is normally in Swedish, although teaching at master's and PhD levels is in English. Thus, good language skills are required. Applicants who do not have Swedish as their native language should be able to teach in Swedish after two years of employment.
The assessments of the applicants are based on their qualifications and their ability to benefit from the doctoral-level education they will receive.

You apply through our recruitment system. Log on to the system and apply via the bottom of the web page. The application should contain the following documents:
A personal letter describing yourself, your specific research interests and your reason for applying to this position; a curriculum vitae; a certified copy of grades and degree certificates; copies of relevant work such as bachelor’s or master’s thesis or articles that you have authored or co-authored; contact information of at least two references, familiar with the applicant’s qualifications.
Since we strive for a more equal gender distribution within our department, we especially encourage female applicants.

For more information please contact Prof. Jun Yu, +46-(0)90-786 51 27, or Head of Department Robert Johansson, +46-(0)90-786 93 65,
Union information is available from SACO, +46-(0)90-786 53 65, SEKO, +46-(0)90-786 52 96 and ST, +46-(0)90-786 54 31.
See the departments web page for more information.

The procedure for recruitment for the position is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance (chapt. 12, 2 §) and the decision regarding the position cannot be appealed.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 16 May 2016

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