Saturday, 5 March 2016

Fully Funded Postdoctoral Position at La Trobe University in Australia



There is a fully funded postdoctoral position in Statistics/Stochastics/Applied Mathematics at La Trobe University. Applicant will work on the discovery project, ‘New Methods in Theory and Cosmic Applications of Spherical Random Fields’ funded by the Australian Research Council for the period 2016-2018 .
The research position is offered to pursue innovative research at a high international level.
La Trobe is among the top 100 universities in the wor
ld under the age of 50 (Times Higher Education Rankings 2013), one of Australia’s research leaders,  and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria.
If applicants have their TOEFL results sent directly to La Trobe, their TOEFL institutional code is 9785.
Course Level: Postdoctoral position is available to pursue innovative research at a high international level.
Study Subject: Position is available at the department of Mathematics and Statistics.
List of Subjects: New Methods in Theory and Cosmic Applications of Spherical Random Fields
Scholarship Award: Applicant receive $59,585 – $80,864 + up to 17% superannuation
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia
Eligibility: Candidates who have expertise in spatial statistics, random fields, stochastic differential equations or applied statistics are welcome, but all candidates with strong qualifications in a relevant field of mathematics and statistics are encouraged to apply and will be carefully considered. Strong computational and programming skills will be preferred. To succeed, candidate will possess:
-A PhD in Probability, Statistics, Applied Mathematics or a related field and evidence of participation in higher level study relevant to discipline or professional area
-Strong statistical/mathematical background and research experience in advanced data analysis or mathematical/numerical modelling
-A record of contribution to publications, conference papers and/or reports
-Demonstrated ability to work as a member of team
-Demonstrated high level of self-motivation and self-management skills
Nationality: Applicants from Australia can apply for this PhD position.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Probability, Statistics, Applied Mathematics or a related field, and evidence of participation in higher level study relevant to discipline or professional area.
English Language Requirement: If applicants have their TOEFL results sent directly to La Trobe, their TOEFL institutional code is 9785.
IELTS Academic: A minimum overall score of 6.0 with no individual band less than 6.0.
TOEFL Computer-based: A minimum score of 213 (minimum score of 5 in essay writing).
TOEFL Paper-based: A minimum score of 550 with a score of 5 or better in the Test of Written English.
TOEFL Internet-based: A minimum score of 60 with minimum overall for SLR 18;W 22.
Supporting Material: Please ensure that application includes the following:
-A brief cover letter addressing the requirements
-Up to date CV with the list of publications (if any)
-Scanned copies of original academic transcript(s) (with English translations for international students certified by the Registrar of the issuing institution or by an accredited translator)
-Contact details of two referees
-Evidence or plans for meeting English language requirements
-Please submit all supporting documentation as above in a single pdf file while completing the online application process.
How to Apply: Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application. When preparing an application for a position at La Trobe University, applicants are encouraged to refer to the Academic Promotions Evidence Matrix.
Application Deadline: The last date to apply is 13th March, 20

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