at the Department of Statistics. Closing date: 25 May 2017.

The Department of Statistics has 1–3 open doctoral studentships in Statistics beginning 1 September 2017.

The Department's specialties are in Official Statistics including Sampling Theory; Design of Planned Experiments; Biostatistics; Modeling of Survival (Duration) Data; Linear Models; Time Series/Financial Modeling; and Bayesian Statistics.

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of Statistics stipulates that applicants must have completed 90 higher education credits in statistics.

Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a PhD programme (third-cycle) may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. The primary assessment criteria in appointing a doctoral student is the capacity to benefit from the training.

The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training.
The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity:

  • the candidates’ documented knowledge in a relevant field of research
  • written and oral proficiency in Swedish and/or English
  • the capacity for analytical thinking
  • the ability to collaborate as well as creativity
  • initiative and independence.

The assessment will be based on previous experience and grades, the quality of the degree project, references, relevant experience, interviews, and the candidate’s written motivation for seeking the position.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at:

Terms of employment
The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.
Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions on this position cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all. The Department encourages female applicants as most of our current PhD students are males.

For more information, please contact Professor Gebrenegus Ghilagaber, telephone: +46 8 16 29 83,, or Professor Dan Hedlin, telephone: +46 8 16 29 75,

Union representatives
Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), (SEKO), and PhD student representative,

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system by clicking the "Apply" button. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 25/05/2017