NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY -NTNU

Phd Fellowship in Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Statistics

Location
Gløshaugen, Norway
Posted
Friday, 15 February 2019
End of advertisement period
Friday, 15 March 2019
Ref
2019/6216
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

About the position

PhD fellowship(s) in spatial and spatio-temporal statistics are available at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU. The successful candidate will be offered a three-year position. The Department may offer a twelve month extension as a teaching assistant. The work place will be Trondheim.

Job description

The positions are part of the project "Geophysics and Applied Mathematics for Exploration and Safe Production", funded by The Research Council of Norway. The main topics of the project are spatial and spatio-temporal statistical models, and methods for data assimilation and efficient monitoring in geosciences applications. Mathematical modeling and parameter estimation in complex statistical models will be the major subjects of study. The candidate is expected to conduct research in one of the areas of the project under the supervision of a permanent member of the statistics group participating in the project.

Qualification requirements

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with strong background and interest in probability and statistics.

The applicant must have a master’s degree in statistics or corresponding education, and must also satisfy the requirement for entering the PhD programme at NTNU; please see http://www.ntnu.edu/ie/research/phd. The admission to PhD education at NTNU requires an average grade of A or B within a scale of A-E for passing grades (A best) for the last two years of the MSc, and C or higher for the BSc.

MSc students who expect to complete their master’s degree studies by summer 2019 are also encouraged to apply. Employment will then be postponed until the master’s degree is finished.

The applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language must document a thorough knowledge of English (equivalent to a TOEFL score of 600 or more).

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant.

Personal characteristics

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.

We offer

  • exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
  • an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
  • favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • employee benefits

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 449 400 per annum before tax. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

A PhD fellow who speaks a Scandinavian language will be employed for 4 years with teaching and other duties of approximately 25% of the total available time. A PhD fellow who does not master a Scandinavian language will be offered a 3-year appointment.

Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Mathematical Sciences; please see http://www.ntnu.edu/ie/research/phd for information about the PhD programme at NTNU.

As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any time, and after the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

Questions about the position can be directed to Jo Eidsvik, email: jo.eidsvik@ntnu.no or Håkon Tjelmeland, email: haakon.tjelmeland@ntnu.no .

About the application:

The application must include the following:

  • CV which includes information about education background and work experience.
  • Certified copies of relevant transcripts and diplomas. Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or similar documentation, which describes in detail the program of study, the grading system, and the rights to further studies associated with the degree obtained.
  • Contact information for two references.
  • Documentation of fluency in the English language.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no. Preferably, the attachments should be submitted as a single file.

Please refer to the application number 2019/6216 when applying.

Applicants who have been short-listed will be invited for interviews.

Application deadline: 15.03.2019.

NTNU - knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Mathematical Sciences 

We are Norway’s largest university environment in mathematical sciences. The Department has a particular responsibility for all basis education in mathematical sciences for engineering and natural science students at NTNU. We focus on long-term basic research and applied research at a high international level. 
Our aim is to meet the society’s needs for mathematical and statistical expertise in business and public administration as well as in the research and education sector.  The Department of Mathematical Sciences is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

Deadline 15.03.2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Project
Place of service Gløshaugen

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