Aalto University, Dept. of Mathematics and Systems analysis

Position ID: Aalto-AS [#14055]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher in Algebraic Statistics
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Espoo, Southern Finland 02150, Finland [map]
Subject Area: Algebraic Statistics
Application Deadline: finished (2019/06/27, finished 2019/11/06)
Position Description:    

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Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis (http://math.aalto.fi/en/) at the School of Science is seeking for Postdoctoral Researcher in Algebraic Statistics

The postdoctoral researcher will work in the research group of Kaie Kubjas. The position is for two years with start date September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is part of the Academy of Finland project “Algebraic geometry of hidden variable models in statistics”. The goal of this project is to use algebraic methods to study discrete hidden variable models such as latent class models, restricted Boltzmann machines and phylogenetic models.

Requirements We look for scholars who are completing, or have completed within the past 6 years, their doctoral studies in a relevant field of study. The candidates are required to have a strong mathematical background in applied algebra, algebraic geometry, discrete geometry, polynomial optimization or phylogenetics. The candidate should also have strong interest in learning statistics or biology, however no background in these fields is necessary. The position requires fluent skills in the English language.

We offer The expected starting salary is approximately 3600 €/month. The contract includes occupational health care benefits and holiday bonus.

Finland is known for high quality of life, great work-life balance, clean nature, and family-friendly policies such as affordable high-quality daycare and free schools. Helsinki is a vibrant international city with a metropolitan area population of over 1.1 million people. Aalto University is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, and age. We encourage applications from all suitably qualified individuals from all sectors of the community.

How to apply Please send your application as a single PDF file through the eRecruitment system at https://www.aalto.fi/en/open-positions/postdoctoral-researcher-in-algebraic-statistics. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Your application should include the following documents: · CV · Research statement · List of publications (if not included in the CV) · Contact information for two references For additional information, please contact Kaie Kubjas (firstname.lastname@aalto.fi).

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

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