Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistics

Leuven, Louvain (BE)
08 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


(ref. BAP-2019-481)


We are looking for a full-time postdoctoral researcher (one year position) for the period 2019 – 2020 to conduct research in statistics. The position is to be taken up as soon as possible. 

The research will be conducted in the context of a research grant under guidance of Profs. Gerda Claeskens and Irène Gijbels. This research is in the area of mathematical statistics, and focuses on nonparametric and semiparametric techniques for flexible modeling in multidimensional statistics, and examples of research topics are dependence modeling, variable and model selection, post-selection statistical inference. You will find a very dynamic and pleasant working environment, in a group that conducts research at the highest international level. 


Candidates should have a very strong interest in statistics, econometrics, or mathematics and preferably have a background as Master of Science in Statistics, Mathematics, Applied Economics, Business Engineering, Economics, Civil Engineering or Computer Science. Candidates should have obtained a PhD in Statistics (preferably mathematical statistics). A very decent knowledge of written and spoken English is required.  


We offer an employment as full-time postdoctoral researcher for one year. 


We expect an application letter with motivation and a detailed curriculum vitae, with names of two persons (that we can contact for reference letters). Applications received before August 18, 2019 will be given full considerations. Applications received later will be considered until the position is filled. 

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Gerda Claeskens, tel.: +32 16 32 69 93, mail: gerda.claeskens@kuleuven.be or Prof. dr. Irène Gijbels, tel.: +32 16 32 20 18, mail: irene.gijbels@kuleuven.be.

You can apply for this job no later than August 19, 2019 via the online application tool

KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR@kuleuven.be.