PhD student i Statistics

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 25 Apr 2023

Ref. No. SU FV-1032-23

at the Department of Statistics . Closing date: 25 April 2023.

The Department of Statistics has 1–2 open doctoral studentships in Statistics beginning 1 September 2023. The Department is one of the largest statistical departments in Sweden. We conduct research and education in Bayesian Statistics, Computational Statistics, Design of Experiments, Linear Models, Official statistics, Sampling Theory, Survival Analysis and Time Series Analysis.

Qualification requirements
The general entry requirements are met by those who fulfill any of the following criteria:

  • A degree at the advanced level (master´s/second cycle) or
  • Fulfilled course requirements corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits, of which a minimum of 60 credits are at the advanced level (master´s/second cycle) or
  • Otherwise acquired largely equivalent knowledge.

The general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of Statistics additionally requires that applicants must have completed 90 higher education credits in statistics, including a thesis or similar independent work comprising at least 15 credits.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity:

  • The candidates’ documented knowledge in a relevant field of research
  • Written and oral proficiency in English
  • The capacity for analytical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Ability to take initiatives and working independently, as well as ability to collaborate.

The assessment will be based on previous experience and grades, the quality of the degree project, references, relevant experience, interviews, and the candidate’s written motivation for seeking the position.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: and regulations .

Terms of employment
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

For more information, please contact Head of the Department Michael Carlson, telephone: +46 8 16 29 82, , or Director of Graduate Education Tatjana von Rosen, telephone: +46 8 16 29 57, .

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, , Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, ,  (SEKO), and PhD student representative, .

Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Project proposal/Research proposal describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position .

You are welcome to apply!

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