The Centre for Statistics at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is
currently inviting applications for
13 PhD Positions in Statistics and their Fields of Application
within the Research Training Group (RTG 1644) on "Scaling Problems in
Statistics" funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG).
The highly interdisciplinary orientated 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
programme, joint supervision, and a study program consisting of
methodologically oriented lectures and interdisciplinary research
The Research Training Group involves the Institutes for
Agricultural Economics and Rural Development,
Animal Breeding and Genetics,
Forest Inventory and Remote Sensing,
Statistics and Econometrics,
and the Courant Research Centre on Poverty, Equity and Growth in
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Successful applicants hold a master degree in Mathematics, Statistics,
Economy, Ecological Sciences, Genetics, Animal Breeding, Forestry, or a
related field with a high interest in statistical methodologies and
The positions will start October 1, 2010, and are awarded for up to three
years. The RTG will take measures to support the research carrier of
excellent candidates up to 12 months after their 3-year doctoral period.
The salary is in accordance with the German state regulated public
service salary scale (75 % E 13 TV-L, about 1500 EUR net). 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.
Applications can be uploaded to the online form located at
http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/156579.html by June 30th, 2010.
Full contact and application information can be found
within the portal link.
The interviews are intended to take place 12 and 13 July, 2010.
For more information please contact Prof. Martin Schlather