PhD Position at University of Göttingen (Germany)

The Felix Bernstein Institute for Mathematical Statistics in the Biosciences
at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Georg-August-University of Göttingen seeks qualified applicants for the position of a

PhD Student

(Salary pay grade 13 TV-L, at 75% of regular working hours, currently 29, 85 hours/week) starting on or after July 01, 2017 for the duration of 1 year with an option for extension.

The successful applicant will develop and apply statistical methods to data on manifolds and stratified spaces that arise in various biometric applications, ranging from fingerprint analysis to adult stem cell differentiation. The research may focus more on theory or more on application.

Prospective applicants are required to hold a strong mathematics Master or Diploma specialized in stochastics/statistics with an additional background in basic differential geometry and a willingness to branch out to other fields.

There will be a teaching duty of 2hrs per week.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Stephan Huckemann

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for female scientists and scholars. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Please send your electronic application (cover letter, curriculum vitae, a possible list of publications, copies of relevant academic transcripts and university degrees, as well as the names and addresses of two references) preferably as a single pdf‐file by May 22, 2017 to:,

Prof. Dr. Stephan Huckemann
Institut für Mathematische Stochastik
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Goldschmidtstraße 7
37077 Göttingen (Germany)

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