A new PhD fellowship in mathematical statistics is available at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU. The successful candidate will join a research project concerned with the mathematical foundation of statistical inference, which includes Bayesian, fiducial and frequentist statistics.
The main aim of the project is to further develop a mathematically consistent theory based on mathematical measure theory, and subsequently, to develop accompanying computational tools for corresponding statistical inferences.
The applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language must document a thorough knowledge of English (equivalent to a TOEFL score of 600 or more).
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology is a public research university with campuses in the cities of Trondheim, Gjøvik and Ålesund in Norway.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing PhD programme.
Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in the field of mathematical statistics.
Scholarship Award: PhD fellowship is placed in salary code 1017, with a gross salary of NOK 435 100 per year before tax. A pension contribution of 2% of the salary will be deducted as an obligatory premium to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
Scholarship can be taken in the Norway
The successful applicant must have a master’s degree in mathematics or statistics or a corresponding education, with a solid theoretical background in probability and statistics or in parts of mathematics that are relevant for the project. Excellent grades in key mathematics and statistics courses are required. Students who expect to complete their master’s degree studies by summer 2017 are encouraged to apply. Employment will then be postponed until the master’s degree is finished.
The regulations for PhD programmes at NTNU state that a Master degree or equivalent with at least five years of studies and an average grade of A or B within a scale of A-E for passing grades (A best) for the last two years of the MSc is required, and C or higher for the BSc.
Nationality: Citizens of all nationalities are eligible of apply.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have a master’s degree in mathematics or statistics, and must also satisfy the requirement for entering the PhD programme.
English Language Requirement: The applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language must document a thorough knowledge of English (equivalent to a TOEFL score of 600 or more).
How to Apply: Applications are to be submitted electronically. Preferably, the attachments should be submitted as a single file. The application must include
Information about educational background and work experience.
Relevant publications. Joint work will be considered provided that a short summary outlining the applicant’s contributions is attached.
Certified copies of relevant transcripts and diplomas. Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or similar documentation, which describes in detail the programme of study, the grading system, and the rights to further studies associated with the degree obtained.
Contact information for two references
Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 5, 2017.
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