The Centre for Statistics at Georg-August-University Goettingen in
Germany, is currently inviting applications for
14 PhD Positions in Statistics, Genetics, Economy and Ecology
(75 % E 13 TV-L)
within the Research Training Group (RTG) 1644 ‘Scaling Problems in
Statistics’, starting October 1, 2016. The positions are funded by the
German Research Foundation (DFG) for 3 years.
The highly interdisciplinary Research Training Group aims to solve
current questions in the areas of agricultural economics, ecology,
econometrics, genetics, and remote sensing by means of statistical
methods, and at the development thereof. It distinguishes itself through
joint supervision and a structured study program consisting of
methodologically oriented lectures, interdisciplinary research seminars,
and skills courses, as well as including a career enhancement program
for female PhD students.
The Research Training Group involves working groups from agroecology,
agricultural economics and rural development, animal breeding and
genetics, ecosystem modelling, forest inventory and remote sensing,
genetic epidemiology, statistics and econometrics. For more information,
By the time of appointment, the successful candidate will already have
completed a M.Sc. degree or equivalent in a field related to one of the
research projects. Very good knowledge of English is required. Visit
for details on the available projects.
The Georg-August-University is an equal opportunities employer and
places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women.
Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are
underrepresented in this field. The University firmly intends to raise
the number of disabled persons in its employment. In the case of equally
qualified applicants, disabled persons will be preferentially considered.
To apply for this position, please upload your application via the
online application site
Further application details are available on this webpage. The closing
date for applications is May 15, 2016.
Contact: Coordinator Dr. Lisa Reinecke
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