Ph.D. Position (75%, 3 years), or Postdoctoral Position (100%, 2 years) at TU München

The research group for Mathematical Statistics in the Department of Mathematics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has two openings for a

Ph.D. Position (75%, 3 years), or
Postdoctoral Position (100%, 2 years)

starting September 16, 2019 or later.

The successful applicants will work with Prof. Mathias Drton ( on methodological and theoretical problems in statistical analysis of complex multivariate data. Topics of particular relevance are:

- graphical and causal models,
- issues of model selection, and
- algebraic aspects of statistical models.

Responsibilities include participation in teaching (e.g., tutorials and central classes).

Candidate profile:

- Master's/PhD degree in Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field
- Strong mathematical preparation and interest in Statistics
- Good computational skills (e.g., in R)
- Fluency in English (knowledge of German is not required)

What we offer:

The positions are for three years at 75% time for doctoral researchers and two years at 100% time for postdocs. A competitive salary and benefits depending on work experience and seniority are paid in accordance with the public service wage agreement of the Free State of Bavaria (TV-L E 13).

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university's research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.

How to apply:

Applications and inquiries should be sent to Mathias Drton at, with subject line "TUM PhD/Postdoc". Applications should be sent as a single PDF file and include

- brief statement on the applicant's interests and experience,
- CV (including a possible list of publications and the contact info of two academic references),
- university transcripts.

The review of applications will begin on July 8, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled.

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Job location: 
Boltzmannstraße 3
85748 Garching bei München
Contact and application information
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Contact name: 
Mathias Drton
Contact email: