The department of Statistics at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, is looking for a PhD student in Statistics who can perform high quality methodological statistical research within the field of functional data analysis. Apply 2021-10-31 at the latest.
We are seeking a PhD student within the project “Functional data analysis and applications to human movement” led by Lina Schelin. The overall aim of the project is to develop statistical methods within functional data analysis, applicable to relevant research questions with in physiotherapy. The theoretical developments of statistical methods are within the inferential framework for functional data analysis with focus on domain selection as well as clustering methods for functional data. The applied projects are related to analysis of movement data. The project also includes methods for reliability of functional data.
The candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary research environment, including both theoretical and applied projects. The project is located at Umeå University, but the appointed candidate is expected to work in close collaboration with researchers from other disciplines, as well as within international collaborations.
The PhD program in Statistics is four years. PhD students may be appointed to teaching and/or consulting duties up to 20 % of their time, thereby prolonging the duration of the program to guarantee four years of graduate studies. For more information about doctoral studies: www.aurora.umu.se/en/units/faculty-of-social-sciences/
The starting date for the position is December 1, 2021 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 webpage, or using the contact details provided below. Applicants with a degree from a non-Swedish university are 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 functional data analysis as well as the R programming language 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.
Copies of relevant degree certificates and other documentation you wish to include in support of your application.
The names, with contact details and e-mail addresses, of at least two reference persons.
The application is to be submitted on the University recruitment system no later than October 31, 2021.
Information For further information please contact Associate professor Lina Schelin, +46 (0)90-786 5530, email@example.com, or Professor Marie Wiberg, +46 (0)90-786 9524, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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