Doctoral or Postdoctoral Position in Econometrics/Statistics

A doctoral or postdoctoral position (100%, 3 years) is available at the Institute of Econometrics and Statistics at the University of Cologne

The position is part of the DFG-funded project “Modeling functional time series with dynamic factor structures and points of impact“, led by JProf. Dr. Sven Otto. The successful candidate will work on the development of statistical methods for time-dependent functional data and their application to economic problems.

Your Tasks:
  • Conducting research within the scope of the DFG project
  • Contributing to the publication of research findings in international journals
  • Presenting research at conferences
  • Active participation in and support of research-related activities of the institute, such as seminars and workshops
Your profile:
  • Completed or nearly completed Master’s, Doctoral, or equivalent international degree in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Data Analysis, or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated expertise or strong interest in one of the following research topics: functional data analysis, time series analysis, factor models, panel data methods, change points, asymptotic inference
  • Solid skills in mathematical statistics or econometric theory
  • Solid programming skills (e.g. R, Python, Matlab)
The position is available from the earliest possible starting date on a full-time basis (39,83 hours per week). The position is to be filled for a fixed term of 3 years with a starting date upon agreement. If the applicant meets the relevant wage requirements and personal qualifications, the salary is based on remuneration group 13 TV-L of the pay scale for the German public sector.

Please send your application (without a photo) with proof of the required qualification online to: The reference number is Wiss2305-02.

The application deadline is June 18, 2023.

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