1-2 PhD positions available at BigInsight - apply before April 23

Job description

Two PhD Research Fellowships in statistics and machine learning available at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Oslo, Norway. The fellowship is for a period of 3 years, with starting date to be agreed upon.
Applicants must have a Master of Science degree in statistics, data science, machine learning, mathematics or a related quantitative subject, with proven competence in statistics. Candidates without a Master’s degree have time until 31.08.2019 to complete their final exam.
The ideal candidates have some experience in methodological statistics, and an outstanding potential and genuine interest to develop statistical methodology to solve important applied problems. Excellent programming capacity is required.
The PhD positions are part of the centre of excellent BigInsight, where we develops statistical and machine learning methodologies, analytical and computational tools to extract knowledge from complex and big data. Rather than being merely data driven, we investigate approaches that exploit statistical models describing dynamics, mechanisms and structures of the underlying processes.

The PhD candidate will be employed by the University of Oslo, thus enjoying all legal benefits in such a position, including health insurance, pension contributions and family welfare benefits. The working language is English.
Salary ca 50.000 Euro per year plus pension, insurance and more welfare privileges.
All details on the call can be found here, as well as how to apply:


Deadline: 23. April 2019
For further information regarding the positions, please contact: Professor Ingrid K. Glad, glad@math.uio.no