2 Doctoral Positions in Mathematical Statistics

University of Heidelberg, Germany
Job Description: 

Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg) 1653

Spatio/Temporal Probabilistic Graphical Models
and Applications in Image Analysis

The Research Training Group (RTG 1653) funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) and associated with the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) of the University of Heidelberg, Germany, offers

2 Doctoral Positions in Mathematical Statistics (TV-L 13)

for research projects focusing on statistical aspects of modeling, learning and inference with probabilistic graphical models, with applications in image analysis, as well as weather and climate research, and neuroscience, among other areas. The projects will be supervised by Prof. Dahlhaus, Prof. Gneiting, and Dr. Thorarinsdottir, see http://graphmod.iwr.uni-heidelberg.de/Members.10.0.html.

The Research Training Group is run by a consortium from the Institutes of Applied Mathematics (Bock, Dahlhaus, Gneiting, Thorarinsdottir), Theoretical Physics (Heermann), Computer Science (Ommer, Reinelt), the Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (Hamprecht, Jähne, Schnörr) associated with the IWR, and supported by the Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences. It distinguishes itself through a structured research program, joint teaching and supervision, and a study program consisting of interdisciplinary lectures and seminars. For more information, please visit the website http://graphmod.iwr.uni-heidelberg.de/

Positions in the salary class TV-L 13 are awarded for up to 3 years. Additional material cost allowance will be paid. Childcare allowance can be granted if applicable.

Successful applicants hold a master degree in mathematics or a related field with a strong background in statistics and stochastics. A good command of the English language and a strong interest in mathematical modeling and computational methods are indispensable prerequisites.

The RTG 1653 aims at increasing the proportion of female staff and is proactive in inviting women to apply. This policy applies also to disabled persons. The RTG will take measures to support the research carrier of excellent candidates up to 12 months after their 3-year doctoral period.

Applications include a cover letter, copies of certificates of academic qualifications held, curriculum vitae, a statement of interest in the position offered, one or more letters of recommendation to be sent directly by the referees, and should be addressed – preferably in PDF format by Email – no later than October 20, 2010, to the coordinator of the RTG:

Prof. Dr. Christoph Schnörr, University of Heidelberg, IPA Group / HCI, Speyerer Strasse 6
D-69115 Heidelberg, Germany

Email: graphmod@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

Job Categories: 
Graduate student fellowships
Deadline for Application: 
Oct 20 2010