Mar 8, 2011

Vacancy for PhD in Statistics KU Leuven


We are looking for full-time research assistants for the period Oct. 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2015 to conduct research in statistics, which should lead to a Ph.D. degree.

The research will be conducted under a GOA research grant under guidance of Profs. Gerda Claeskens, Christophe Croux, Irène Gijbels, and Mia Hubert. A variety of research topics is possible; some key words are: econometrics, robust statistics, semi- and nonparametric statistics, smoothing and flexible modeling, variable and model selection, classification and clustering techniques,… You will find a dynamic and pleasant working environment, in a group which conducts research at the highest international level.

Candidates should have a very strong interest in statistics, econometrics, or mathematics and preferably have a background as Master of Science in Statistics, Mathematics, Applied Economics, Business Engineering, Economics, Civil Engineering or Computer Science. An average yearly result of “distinction” during the university education is required, as is a very decent knowledge of
written and spoken English. Master’s and undergraduate students in their last year are especially encouraged to apply.

For further information, please contact one of the following persons via email: gerda.claeskens@ econ.kuleuven. be, christophe.croux@ econ.kuleuven. be, irene.gijbels@ wis.kuleuven. be, mia.hubert@wis. kuleuven. be.

We expect an application letter with motivation and a detailed curriculum vitae (including exam results), sent either via email; or by regular mail to the following address: Prof. I. Gijbels, Leuven Statistics Research Centre and Dept. of Mathematics, Celestijnenlaan 200B, Box 2400, B - 3001 Heverlee, Belgium, and this before March 28, 2011.

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