Open position as Doctoral Researcher in Statistics at HU Berlin

The recently funded interdisciplinary DFG project
„Boosting copulas – multivariate distributional regression for digital
joined with the Universities of Excellence Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
and University of Bonn is looking for doctoral research fellows.

We invite applications for

*1 Doctoral research fellow (75% part-time employment) *

(statistician, data scientist, mathematician, computer scientist, or related
field with interest in applications in life science)
to be employed under a limited-time contract of 3 years funded by the DFG.
The PhD candidate will be affiliated with the working group Statistics and
Data Science at the School of Business and Economics at Humboldt-Universität
Berlin. The prospective candidate will be jointly supervised by Prof. Nadja
Klein (Berlin) and Prof. Andreas Mayr (Bonn).

• Methodological research in the area of advanced statistical
regression modelling for bio-medical data in the line of the DFG project
• Development and implementation of statistical learning algorithms
• Active participation in the activities of the corresponding working
• Presentation of the results at international conferences and
publications in statistical and bio-medical scientific journals

• Outstanding degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or
related field with specialisation in Statistic, Data Science or Mathematics
• Substantial experience in scientific programming with R, Matlab,
Python, C/C++ or similar
• Substantial experience in advanced regression modelling and variable
• Strong interest in developing novel statistical methodology and its
applications in life sciences
• Very good communication skills and team experience, proficiency of
the written and spoken English language (German is not obligatory).

What we offer
• The possibility to obtain a PhD/doctoral degree in the promising
area of Data Science in a unique research environment
• The candidates are encouraged to participate in international
graduate schools and structured PhD program
• Salary will be based on TV-L (E13, if suitably qualified)

Starting date: As soon as possible

For further information, please contact Nadja Klein directly. Applications
(CV, certificates, if possible draft of Master thesis) should be sent as a
single PDF file to: quoting the reference number

HU is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. They aim to increase the
proportion of women in areas where women are under-represented and to
promote their careers in particular. We therefore urge women with relevant
qualifications to apply. Applications from suitable individuals with a
certified serious disability and those of equal status will be given
preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are
specifically encouraged to apply.

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