PhD position in Statistics with a focus on probabilistic graphical models and causal inference
University of Basel Department of Computer Science and Mathematics
Switzerland

JOB DETAILS
Title PhD position in Statistics with a focus on probabilistic graphical models and causal inference
Employer University of Basel
Job location Petersplatz 1, CH-4003 Basel
Published July 30, 2019
Application deadline Unspecified
Job types PhD
Fields Algorithms, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Probability Theory, Computational Sciences, Computational Mathematics

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

A PhD position is available under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Giusi Moffa at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Basel.

Your position
The focus of the group will be on probabilistic graphical models and causal inference. The thesis project may develop in different directions depending on the inclination of the candidate. One option is to focus on computational methods for structure learning of Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs), e.g. in the context of mixed data, or non-linear relationships. Another option is to focus on inferential aspects and interpretation, and tackle the problem of Bayesian estimation of putative intervention effects. Applications include clinical research, epidemiology, cancer genomics and precision medicine.

Your profile

MSc in Statistics or a closely related field
A solid knowledge of statistical theory and methods
Good computational skills
Experience with statistical software (ideally R)
Fluent in English with good writing skills
We offer you
The position will be funded for 4 years.
Starting date is as soon as possible upon agreement.

Application / Contact
For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Giusi Moffa (giusi.moffa@unibas.ch), and if you are interested, please send your CV, including academic records, together with a cover letter and the names and e-mail addresses of two referees.

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis starting from
September 1st 2019.

 


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