PhD student in Statistics (Functional data analysis)

Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet

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before 2021-10-31

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
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  • Umeå

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 causal mediation 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.
  • A Curriculum Vitae.
  • Form “New PhD” which you can find here: www.hh.umu.se/emp/newPhD.docx
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate theses.
  • 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, lina.schelin@umu.se, or Professor Marie Wiberg, +46 (0)90-786 9524, marie.wiberg@umu.se.

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 140 employees. About 3300 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.

Read more about USBE here: www.umu.se/en/usbe/

Welcome with your application!

Admission

December 1, 2021, or upon agreement

Contact

Lina Schelin, Associate professor

+46 (0)90-786 5530, lina.schelin@umu.se

Marie Wiberg, Professor

+46 (0)90-786 9524, marie.wiberg@umu.se

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1202-21

Salary

Monthly salary

Union representative

SACO

090-786 53 65

SEKO

090-786 52 96

ST

090-786 54 31

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before 2021-10-31

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Post expires on Sunday October 31st, 2021