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PhD Researcher in Statistics

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KU Leuven
PhD Researcher in Statistics
KU Leuven
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Published: 11 days ago
Application deadline: Mar 31
Location: Leuven, Belgium
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PhD Researcher in Statistics

(ref. BAP-2019-74)

The ORSTAT Research Center has expertise in both Operations Research and Statistics. The research center covers a wide range of challenging topics in both areas. Please, find more information about ORSTAT via this link.

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The research group ORSTAT of KU Leuven (Belgium) has a vacancy for one full-time PhD scholarship, starting at the latest in September 2019, for a maximum of four years. The candidate will work on a statistical topic related to post-selection inference, studying the effects of model selection on inference.  This work should lead to a PhD degree.


Candidates should have a strong interest in Statistics and preferably hold a Master’s degree in Statistics, Business Engineering (Handelsingenieur), Mathematics, or equivalent.

An average degree of “distinction” during preliminary studies (bachelor and master) is required, as well as an appropriate knowledge of written and spoken English. 

Experience with at least one programming language (such as R) is an asset. Students that are currently in the final year of their Master studies are especially encouraged to apply.


We offer an employment as full-time doctoral scholar for 1 year, renewable until max. 4 years after positive evaluation. You will find a dynamic and pleasant working environment, in a group that is actively involved in scientific research at the highest international level.


For more information please contact Prof. dr. Gerda Claeskens, tel.: +32 16 32 69 93, mail:

You can apply for this job no later than March 31, 2019 via the online application tool

KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at

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