PHD RESEARCHER IN STATISTICS

11 February 2019

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For more information please contact Prof. dr. Gerda Claeskens, tel.: +32 16 32 69 93, mail: gerda.claeskens@kuleuven.be.

You can apply for this job no later than March 31, 2019 via the online application tool KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR@kuleuven.be.

Apply before 31 March 2019

The research group ORSTAT of KU Leuven (Belgium) has a vacancy for one full-time PhD scholarship, starting at the latest in September 2019, for a maximum of four years. The candidate will work on a statistical topic related to post-selection inference, studying the effects of model selection on inference.  This work should lead to a PhD degree.

The ORSTAT Research Center has expertise in both Operations Research and Statistics. The research center covers a wide range of challenging topics in both areas. Please, find more information about ORSTAT via this link.

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Project

The research group ORSTAT of KU Leuven (Belgium) has a vacancy for one full-time PhD scholarship, starting at the latest in September 2019, for a maximum of four years. The candidate will work on a statistical topic related to post-selection inference, studying the effects of model selection on inference.  This work should lead to a PhD degree.

Profile

Candidates should have a strong interest in Statistics and preferably hold a Master’s degree in Statistics, Business Engineering (Handelsingenieur), Mathematics, or equivalent.
An average degree of “distinction” during preliminary studies (bachelor and master) is required, as well as an appropriate knowledge of written and spoken English. 
Experience with at least one programming language (such as R) is an asset. Students that are currently in the final year of their Master studies are especially encouraged to apply.

Offer

We offer an employment as full-time doctoral scholar for 1 year, renewable until max. 4 years after positive evaluation. You will find a dynamic and pleasant working environment, in a group that is actively involved in scientific research at the highest international level.