PhD Studentships in Spatial Statistics at Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Switzerland, 2013

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The Swiss National Science Foundation invites applications for PhD studentships in the area of spatial statistics. Research topics fall within the scope of a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant on “Innovative Modelling to Optimise Control of Childhood Anaemia across Africa”. Funding is available for three years which covers tuition fees and a doctoral salary at Swiss National Science Foundation scale. Applicants must have a good programming skills in R and preferably Fortran and good English communication skills. Application deadline is October 31, 2013.

Study Subject (s): The studentship is awarded in spatial statistics at Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Switzerland.
Course Level: This studentship is for pursuing PhD research level at Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Switzerland.
Scholarship Provider: Swiss National Science Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Switzerland

Eligibility: Appropriate qualifications are either a diploma in Mathematics with a substantial statistical component or in Biology or other related field followed by postgraduate qualification in Statistics.
-Applicants should have sound programming skills in R and preferably FORTRAN.
-Ability to communicate effectively in English is also essential.
-The successful applicants will join a multi-disciplinary team that pursues research in advanced statistical modeling and Bayesian computation, applied in the area of malaria, neglected infectious diseases, mortality and cancer epidemiology.
-Successful applicants will be registered for a PhD degree at the University of Basel.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Applicants of Switzerland are eligible for this PhD studentship.

Scholarship Description: In the Biostatistics Unit PhD studentships in the area of spatial statistics are available. Research topics fall within the scope of a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant on “Innovative Modelling to Optimize Control of Childhood Anaemia across Africa”. The project will develop Bayesian models for very large, multivariate, non-Gaussian, geostatistical and temporal data arising from disparate sources to address epidemiological questions related to anemia in Africa.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Duration of award(s): The studentships provide support for 3 years.

What does it cover? The studentships provide support for 3 years and cover tuition fees and a doctoral salary at Swiss National Science Foundation scale. The positions are available immediately however a later starting date is possible by negotiation.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically. Applicants should submit electronically a full curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The closing date for applications is October 31, 2013.

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