PhD student in Statistics
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The Department of Statistics has about 30 employees, whereof about 10 PhD students. Our main research areas are causal inference, econometrics/time series analysis, high dimensional multivariate linear models, and structural equation modelling.
Starting date: 23th of August 2021 or as agreed upon.
The rules governing the process of enrolment as a PhD student can be found (in Swedish) in Högskoleförordningen 5 kap §§1-7, and in the rules and guidelines of Uppsala University, http://regler.uu.se/.
Duties/Project description: The duties of a PhD student are primarily directed at his/her own research education, which lasts four years. The work may also involve, to a limited extent (maximum 20%) other departmental duties, mainly related to teaching undergraduate courses – in which case the position may be extended to a maximum of five years.
Local guidelines for the salary of PhD students apply for employed doctoral students.
The PhD program in Statistics includes 240 credits, 90 credits of courses and a dissertation of 150 credits.
Requirements: For admission to the PhD program in Statistics, an applicant must have basic and specific eligibility prescribed by the Faculty of Social Sciences. Anyone with a degree on the advanced level (i.e. a master’s degree), that has completed course requirements of at least 240 credits (including at least 60 credits at advanced level) has fulfilled the basic entry requirements. The specific eligibility requirements for admission to the PhD program in Statistics require that the applicant has passed courses of 90 credits in statistics. Anyone that in any other way, in or out of the country, has acquired equivalent knowledge is also considered to fulfil the basic or specific eligibility requirements, respectively. Information about eligibility requirements and admission rules can be found on the web site of the University, Admissions Ordinance for Studies at the Graduate Level. The candidate should also have a good command of spoken and written English.
Apply via the link at the bottom of the page. A complete application must include:
- Curriculum Vitae / Résumé, including English proficiency, and the number of semesters of completed statistics studies at the Bachelor and Master level, respectively
- A brief description (1-2 pages) of research interests and relevant experience, and why you apply to the PhD program
- Certified transcript(s) of your academic record/degree(s) to date, proving the basic and specific eligibility
- A copy of independently written work produced within the applicant’s course of studies (e.g. bachelor or master thesis; include a draft if not completed) or other relevant text(s)
- Academic references (with contact details)
- Other documents the applicant may wish to attach, e.g. English test results. We do not want any letters of recommendation
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: 23-08-2021 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.
Scope of employment: 100 %.
For further information about the position please contact: Contact head of department Ronnie Pingel, phone +46 18 471 1042, e-mail email@example.com or director of PhD studies Ingeborg Waernbaum, phone +46 18 471 5153, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by 26 april 2021, UFV-PA 2021/1294.
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Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.
Placement: Department of Statistics
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/1294
Last application date: 2021-04-26
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