25/05/2020

2 PhD position in Statistics

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    MathematicsStatistics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    22/06/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Louvain-la-Neuve
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2020

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The Institute of Statistics, Biostatistics and Actuarial Sciences (ISBA) of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, and The Namur Institute for Complex Systems (naXys) of the Université de Namur (UNamur), Namur, Belgium have vacancies for

2 PhD positions

as part of their joint 2020 Action de recherche Concertée (ARC) call entitled “Imperfect Data: From Mathematical foundations to Applications in Life sciences” (IMAL).

 

  • Position 1 (ISBA, UCLouvain) :

    supervision of the PhD student by Anouar El Ghouch,Philippe Lambert, Catherine Legrand, Eugen Pircalabelu or Ingrid Van Keilegom.

     

  • Position 2 (Department of Mathematics and naXys, UNamur) :

    supervision of the PhDstudent by Germain Van Bever.

 

Job description

Preference will be given to candidates with interest and experience in one or several of the following topics :

  • survival analysis
  • regression models
  • measurement errors
  • high-dimensional statistics
  • functional data analysis

The candidates will work in a mixed research group consisting of 6 academic members together with their PhD students and postdocs. The research group works on a variety of research questions dealing with imperfect data, ranging from theoretical to more applied problems, using both Bayesian and frequentist approaches. Areas of applications include environmental sciences and medical statistics.

 

Job requirements

Master degree in (bio)statistics or a related discipline. The diploma must have been obtained with at least distinction or an equivalent grade. Good knowledge of written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of French is not required.

 

Terms of employment

A tax-free monthly grant of up to 4 years. The candidate might be involved on a small scale into some teaching activities.

 

Research environment

Both institutes are renowned research centres of high international reputation offering a very stimulating working environment. The Institute of Statistics, Biostatistics and Actuarial Sciences (ISBA: http://www.uclouvain.be/isba) is composed of around 30 pre- and postdoctoral researchers working under the supervision of 10 full-time professors, in a variety of fields of methodological and applied statistics, including biostatistics and actuarial sciences. The Namur Institute for Complex Systems (naXys, http://www.naxys.be) is composed of 80 members, among which 25 pre- and postdoctoral students and 11 full-time professors in the Department of Mathematics (to which the candidate for Position 2 will be attached). The Institute is active in the field of complex systems, with a broad expertise in applied mathematics and statistics.

The candidates will be integrated into the Graduate School in Statistics and Actuarial Sciences which offers them an up-to-date training in their field via regular seminar series, short courses and workshops, all in English and often given by international short and long-term visitors. The candidates will also benefit from ISBA’s and naXys’ large international research network, with numerous academic contacts, including those to neighboring fields (medicine, agronomy, social science, economy, finance and engineering) as well as collaborations with industry.

More Information

Benefits

Research environment

Both institutes are renowned research centres of high international reputation offering a very stimulating working environment. The Institute of Statistics, Biostatistics and Actuarial Sciences (ISBA: http://www.uclouvain.be/isba) is composed of around 30 pre- and postdoctoral researchers working under the supervision of 10 full-time professors, in a variety of fields of methodological and applied statistics, including biostatistics and actuarial sciences. The Namur Institute for Complex Systems (naXys, http://www.naxys.be) is composed of 80 members, among which 25 pre- and postdoctoral students and 11 full-time professors in the Department of Mathematics (to which the candidate for Position 2 will be attached). The Institute is active in the field of complex systems, with a broad expertise in applied mathematics and statistics.

The candidates will be integrated into the Graduate School in Statistics and Actuarial Sciences which offers them an up-to-date training in their field via regular seminar series, short courses and workshops, all in English and often given by international short and long-term visitors. The candidates will also benefit from ISBA’s and naXys’ large international research network, with numerous academic contacts, including those to neighboring fields (medicine, agronomy,social science, economy, finance and engineering) as well as collaborations with industry.

Selection process

Application

Please send the following documents to N. Guillaume (nancy.guillaume@uclouvain.be) and P. Hermans (UNamur: pascale.hermans@unamur.be).

  • a letter of motivation, clearly mentioning the position(s) for which you are applying
  • your curriculum vitae
  • a list of passed courses and grades
  • copy of diplomas
  • at least one reference letter to be sent by email directly by the referee.

The closing date for application is 22 June 2020 (applications received after June, 22nd will be considered as they arrive, until the position is filled). Only duly completed applications can be taken into account.

Starting date

1 October 2020, or at another date to be agreed upon by all parties.

Additional comments

Information

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

  • Master degree in (bio)statistics or a related discipline.
  • The diploma must have been obtainedwith at least distinction or an equivalent grade.
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken Englishis required.
  • Knowledge of French is not required.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
ISBA
Belgium
Louvain-la-Neuve
1348
Voie du Roman Pays 20
1 position(s) available at
Université de Namur / Namur Institute for Complex Systems (naXys)
Belgium
Namur
5000

EURAXESS offer ID: 525962

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