PhD student in Mathematical Statistics

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 23 Apr 2019

at the Department of Mathematics . Closing date: 23 April 2019.

The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University has with its long tradition of excellent research a prominent place in Scandinavian mathematics. The department consists of three divisions: mathematics, computational mathematics and mathematical statistics. Researchers at the division of mathematical statistics have competence that ranges over many different areas, including theoretical and applied statistics, discrete probability, insurance mathematics and epidemic modelling.

Project description
Information about available PhD projects in mathematical statistics can be found here: projects in mathematical statistics .

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

For information on special eligibility requirements, please see: eligibility and selection .

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

The primary assessment criteria in appointing a PhD student is the capacity to complete the research training. The selection of candidates is based upon the earlier studies, grades, quality of theses, references, the written application and, for a smaller group of selected candidates, interviews. Information about admission will be given at the latest in June. Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

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.

For further information about PhD studies at the Department of Mathematics, please see: .

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 the director of PhD studies, Mia Deijfen, , or the supervisors of the projects (see link above).

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, , Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17, , (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 (Note! Referees should have been contacted in advance by the applicant and will be expected to provide a statement if asked.)

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter (at most 2 pages) describing:
    – why you are applying and what makes you suitable for doctoral studies
    – an ordering of the available PhD projects (se link above) and a motivation of your choice.
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (at most 1 file).
  • Any additional documents you would like to submit (at most 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants .

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 23/04/2019

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