Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in mathematical statistics
University of Luxembourg

Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in mathematical statistics

Luxembourg 05 Mar 2021


University of Luxembourg
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About the University

The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.

The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) contributes multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of MathematicsPhysicsEngineeringComputer ScienceLife Sciences and Medicine. Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and environment we live in. 

Your Role

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for a PhD position in mathematical statistics.

This position is supported by the ERC Consolidator Grant entitled “Statistical Methods for High Dimensional Diffusions”. The relevant themes include inference for stochastic processes, high dimensional statistics, minimax theory, concentration inequalities and random matrix theory.

The department offers an outstanding and dynamic environment for PhD candidates, with multiple seminars, working groups, colloquia, and a doctoral school which also includes access to multiple training opportunities, including some not only focused on mathematics. In addition, our modern campus provides excellent facilities, creating an invigorating research environment.

Your Profile

  • Master's Degree (or equivalent) in mathematics or related disciplines

  • Good command of written and spoken English

  • Strong dedication to doing mathematics at a research level

In Short

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month

  • Starting Date: 1st of September 2021 or earlier

  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week

  • Employee and student status

  • Location: Belval

  • Reference: UOL03841

Further Information

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover letter

  • Track of records

For further information, please contact Professor Mark Podolskij at rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">

Application deadline: 1st of March 2021. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer and applications by women and minorities are especially encouraged.

Here’s what awaits you at the University

  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR). 

  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. WiFi on campus. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.

  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …

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