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Professorship in Mathematical Statistics and Data Science (f/m)
The University of Luxembourg is recruiting for the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) a
Professor in Mathematical Statistics and Data Science (M/F)
Ref : F1-50012354
Permanent contract, full time (40h/week)
Start date: 01.07.2019
The chair is attached to the Department of Mathematics (RMATH) and related to the Computational and Data Science priority of the university.
This permanent position will be funded, for the first 5 years, by the SanDAL ERA Chair project, recently selected for funding within the
European Commission’s H2020 Framework Programme, with a total budget of 2,5M €. It will allow the development of a new direction of research in
Mathematical Statistics and Data Science, currently not present at the University of Luxembourg.
The successful candidate will be expected to build a new research direction and a strong research group in Mathematical Statistics and Data Science,
within the Mathematics Department (RMATH).
(S)he will also be expected to contribute to develop interdisciplinary projects involving Statistics and Data Science across the Luxembourgish research
and innovation landscape, collaborating, as required, with scientists from other fields and with industry. (S)he will have the opportunity to contribute
to shaping the Computational and Data Science research priority at the University of Luxembourg.
The new professor will be expected to develop a new program in Statistics and Data Science within the existing Master in Mathematics, and to supervise
PhD candidates in Mathematical Statistics and Data Science within the Doctoral School in Science and Engineering, possibly within the Computational and
Data Science cross-cutting doctoral programme. (S)he and her/his research group may also provide teaching in Statistics and Data Science at the Bachelor
and Master level in other programs.
The successful candidate will have made first-rate contributions to fundamental and applied aspects of Mathematical Statistics and Data Science.
(S)he will have a demonstrated potential as a first-rate researcher.
Examples of areas of research could be: Probabilistic Aspects of High-Dimensional Data, Topological Data Analysis, Computational Statistics, Signal
Reconstruction and the Mathematics of Sparsity, Bayesian Methods, Computational Statistics and Statistical Modelling, Model Reduction and Selection,
Statistical Inverse Problems, Rare Events, Uncertainty and Risk Quantification, Robust Estimation in Non-Linear Models, etc.
(S)he will have a successful experience in teaching Mathematics, Statistics and/or Data Science, and be willing to contribute to the teaching missions
of the university at the bachelor, master and doctoral level, as well as in administrative tasks. (S)he will have a proven track-record of administration
of research, and will be willing to manage (with administrative support) the ERA Chair project funding the position.
Qualifications, experience, aptitude
Ph.D. in mathematics or related field,
A minimum of five years post-doctoral experience in a university or comparable research centre.
The University of Luxembourg is set in a multilingual and multicultural context. For this position, a good knowledge of English is required, as well as a working knowledge of either French or German.
Information notice about the processing of personal data in the framework of recruitment
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The University of Luxembourg (hereafter "Uni.lu"), as controller, collects and processes your personal data, in the framework of your application to the partially H2020 funded position of Professor in Mathematical Statistics and Data Science, for the purpose of the selection and recruitment procedure and for the purpose of its contractual reporting obligations to the European Commission related to H2020. These obligations are in place to ensure an open, transparent and merit-based recruitment process, and include reporting on: the publication and advertisement of the position; the number of applications received and anonymised statistics on gender, current country of employment, research area; the candidate CVSs; the evaluation and selection procedure; and the final decision.
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During the application and selection process your personal data is being collected and processed on secured, internal Uni.lu servers. Aggregated and anonymised candidate data will be used to the extent that the European Commission imposes for reporting on the ERA Chair recruitment procedure: the reporting will include the number of applications received and anonymised statistics on gender, current country of employment, research area.