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Fwd: [d-ssc] Postdoctoral Fellowship in Statistics

Richard Lockhart, Professor

Stat & Act Sci; Simon Fraser Univ.     
Phone:  (778) 782-3264
Burnaby BC V5A 1S6                     FAX:    (778) 782-4368
e-mail:   lockhart@sfu.ca

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From: "Christian Genest, Dr" <christian.genest@mcgill.ca>
Subject: [d-ssc] Postdoctoral Fellowship in Statistics
Date: July 20, 2016 at 3:41:01 AM PDT

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Statistics

The  Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Mathematical Sciences Applied to Industry (CeMEAI), hosted by the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and funded by FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation, Brazil) is offering a 2 years Postdoctoral fellowship for candidates with outstanding research potential.

This position is focused on the development of Pair Copulas for Probabilistic Networks. The fellow will work in the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics at University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Applicants must have received, or expect to complete, a doctorate in Statistics or related discipline within the last 5 years.  Selection criteria will include demonstrated research ability in Statistics or related discipline, strong background in statistical inference, Bayesian methodology and computation, copula modeling, probabilistic networks, experience with analysis of high-dimensional datasets, commitment to collaborative research, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. It is also desirable that the candidate has previous experience working in a multidisciplinary research group, and has collaborated on research projects with companies or government institutions.

The selected candidate will receive FAPESP Post-Doctoral scholarship worth R $ 6.819,30 monthly and Technical Reserve. The Technical Reserve Post-Doctoral Scholarship is equivalent to 15% of the annual amount of the scholarship and aims to meet unforeseen expenses and directly related to the research activity.

If the selected candidate needs to move to São Carlos (the city where is located the headquarters research institution), he/she may be entitled to a financial value to move to the city.

To apply please E-mail (only PDF files), up to August 7th, 2016, the following items to Mrs. Isabela Rodrigues de Araujo at isabela@icmc.usp.br  :

1. A letter of interest, containing full contact information, year graduated and citizenship/immigration status, concisely responding to the research emphases and criteria above;

2. A CV listing educational background, research experience and publications;

3. A cover letter including names and contact information of two professionals who can recommend the candidate (no letters please).

Please indicate “CEPID Postdoc - Statistics” in the subject field of the message.


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