Phd-Student or Postdoc in Statistical Methods

Georg-August-University Goettingen, Germany / Institute for Mathematical Stochastics
Job Description: 

The Institute for Mathematical Stochastic at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen seeks qualified applicants for the position of
PhD Student
(salary group 13 TV-L, part-time, 26.8 hours/week)


(salary group 13 TV-L, full-time, 39.8 hours/week)

starting January 1st, 2013 for the duration of 4 years, pending final funding approval

within the DFG-funded project
CRC 803 “Functionality controlled by organization in and between” membranes

The position is placed within the sub-project Z02 “Statistical methods for time-varying electrophysiological data and for protein-membrane interactions“, in which reconstructions and analyses of electrophysiological data,
e. g. ion channels in cell-membranes, are carried out. In this context the PhD project deals with the connection between multiscale methods as being developed by the research group and hidden Markov models. Since dependencies of exogenous variables are often present in modern measurement techniques, e. g. the force in mechanosensitive channels, key objectives of the project are to model this dependencies by Markov regression and to develop statistical analysis processes.

Successful candidates will ideally have a sound knowledge in mathematical statistics and stochastic processes as well as good programming skills (e.g. R, C++ or Matlab). A willingness to work interdisciplinarily in experimental research groups of biophysics and biochemistry at the Göttinger Research Campus is desired.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for female scientists and Scholars. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude for the position will be favoured.

Please send your full applications preferable as a single PDF file until December 6th, 2012, naming the code SFB803/Z02 to
Prof. Dr. Axel Munk
Institut für Mathematische Stochastik
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Goldschmidtstraße 7
D-37077 Göttingen

We request to send us your application in copy or by e-mail only, as the documents are not returned and destroyed after a holding period of five months.

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Deadline for Application: 
Dec 6 2012