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The ongoing societal transformation and large green investments in northern Sweden create enormous opportunities and complex challenges. For Umeå University, conducting research about – and in the middle of – a society in transition is what it is all about. But also about delivering education to enable regions to expand quickly and sustainably. This is simply where the future is built.
The Department of Statistics at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE), in collaboration with Center for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR) is looking for a PhD student in Statistics who can perform high quality statistical research. Apply May 31, 2023, at the latest.
We are seeking a PhD student within the project “Studies of heterogeneous effects of critical life course events using machine learning” led by Anna Baranowska-Rataj (CEDAR) and Xavier de Luna (USBE/ Statistics). The general purpose of the project is to develop machine learning methods to study heterogeneous causal effects of critical life course events for processes that are relevant for population studies. The candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary research group within two environments (CEDAR and USBE).
The starting date for the position is September 1, 2023 or upon agreement.
Requirements and qualifications Applicants should have a degree awarded at the advanced level with a major in Statistics (or equivalent qualifications). Moreover, the student must have satisfactorily undertaken courses in Mathematics equivalent to at least 30 ECTS credits. Exact prerequisites can be found at the department’s Swedish web page, or using the contact details provided below. Applicants with a degree from a non-Swedish university are strongly encouraged to provide obtained results from GMAT (and/or GRE) and TOEFL tests if available.
The assessments of the applicants are based on their qualifications and their ability to benefit from the doctoral-level education they will receive. Experience in the R programming language (or alike) is a merit for the position.
How to apply The application should include:
A letter of application with a motivation describing your research interests and how there are relevant for this position.
More about USBE As an internationally respected, nationally influential, and regionally rooted part of Umeå University, Umeå School of Business, Economics, and Statistics contributes to societal development through education and research of a high international standard.
Through interplay with surrounding society, we provide education and research that contributes to the understanding, ability, and responsibility of individuals in relation to societal challenges and the importance of sustainable development.
In collaboration with our surrounding society, we provide education and research that contributes to individuals' understanding, ability and responsibility in relation to societal challenges and the importance of sustainable development. We are AACSB-accredited and sustainability certified according to the environmental management standard ISO14001.
The Department of Business Administration, the Department of Economics, the Department of Statistics and The USBE office form USBE, with about 150 employees. About 3800 students follow our programs every year and we offer education from the undergraduate to the doctoral program level in all of our main disciplines – Business Administration, Economics and Statistics.
The Department of Statistics has about 30 members of staff. We conduct research with the field of Statistical Sciences, both method development and empirical research, in collaboration with other sciences.
More about CEDAR CEDAR is an interdisciplinary center where researchers from different faculties conduct high quality research on areas such as population studies, demography and ageing. There are several large databases at the center, and most researchers at CEDAR use register data, survey data or longitudinal population data in their research. CEDAR currently has 60 employees. There are approximately 30 researchers working in this environment.
CEDAR as a center has a well-established strong research environment that has over the years attracted interdisciplinary researchers and specific to this call, in the field of unemployment research. The ERC-funded project “The effects of unemployment on health of family members” (HEALFAM) led by Anna Baranowska-Rataj provides a starting point for developing ideas for the doctoral thesis.
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