Recent Scholarships

More Scholarships

Recent Conferences

More Conference

Recent Master Programs

More Master Programs

Recent Ph.D. Announcements

More PhD Programs


PhD Position in Statistics at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

The Centre for Statistics at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is inviting applications for 1 PhD Position in Statistics within the Research Training Group “Scaling Problems in Statistics” at Germany-2011
Study Subject(s): Statistics
Course Level: PhD
Scholarship Provider: German Science Foundation (DFG)
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility:The University of Göttingen actively seeks to foster career opportunities for female scholars and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply. Candidates with disabilities who are equally qualified for the position will receive special consideration
Scholarship Open for International Students: No
Scholarship Description:The highly interdisciplinary Research Training Group aims at the solution of current questions in the areas of agricultural economics, genetics, ecology, econometrics and remote sensing by means of statistical methods, and at the development of the latter. It distinguishes itself through a structured graduation program, joint supervision, and a study program consisting of methodologically oriented lectures and interdisciplinary research seminars.
Project will investigate the impact of different covariate scales on model choice and variable selection. Both model choice and variable selection are of high relevance when analyzing empirical data based on regression models but have been shown to be nontrivial tasks when covariates are measured on highly diverse scales. These problems are even more prevalent in complex regression models such as mixed models or geoadditive regression. In this project, the model choice and variable selection performance in such types of regression models will be studied and suitable strategies to overcome problems arising from the different covariate scales will be developed. The project will also include the application of the developed approaches in complex regression data arising for example in development economics and other areas of interest involved in the Research Training Group.
The successful candidate will hold a M.Sc. degree or equivalent in statistics, mathematics, or in related fields with strong quantitative skills (including programming skills).
How to Apply: Online
Scholarship Application Deadline: 3 July 2011
Further Scholarship Information and Application