Full-time PhD position at the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics (CPop)

University of Southern Denmark
May 01, 2023
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Full-time PhD position at the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population

Dynamics (CPop)

Full-time PhD position at the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population

Dynamics (CPop)

We are opening one PhD position at the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics (CPop) at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. The position will start on August 1, 2023 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Deadline for applications: May 1, 2023.

The Centre is part of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences and collaborates with researchers in economics and political science, as well as researchers in other fields including evolutionary ecology, conservation biology, mathematics and data analysis in the Faculty of Sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, biodemography and health economics in the Faculty of Health Sciences, and literature and media science in the Faculty of Humanities. For more information on CPop, please visit our website.

An applicant must have obtained an M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Demography, Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Data Science, Economics, Epidemiology, or related fields before the start of the employment.

The Centre is looking for applicants with a solid education in or experience with statistical and/or mathematical methods and demographic analysis. Further information can be obtained in the department's appointment guidelines.

Job description The PhD position is funded by the SCOR Chair on Mortality. As a part of the Chair, the successful PhD candidate will have the opportunity to conduct research on mortality and multi-morbidities. The research efforts aim to use novel methods in demography and data science to provide a deeper understanding of the morbid conditions leading to death, how these conditions changed over time and how they differ between populations. The selected PhD candidate is expected to work on at least one of the following topics (1) reliability of multiple causes of death data, (2) association between morbidities, (3) probability of dying from one cause rather than another competing cause or (4) number years lived with morbidities. The project will be carried out at CPop, but the PhD student is expected to collaborate with researchers from other partner universities and from the insurance industry. In particular, the PhD position comprises a research stay of 3-4 months in Paris and participation to a yearly seminar organized with the SCOR Foundation. It would be desirable if an applicant is interested in research in one or more of the following areas:

• Modelling mortality and health, in particular (multiple) causes of death. • Machine learning • Formal or statistical demography • Inequalities in health and mortality between groups of population

A good knowledge of R or other statistical software is an advantage.

Further information can be obtained from Assistant Professor Marie-Pier Bergeron-Boucher, [email protected]

Application, salary, etc. Your employment as a Salaried PhD Research Fellow is governed by the agreement of 10 November 2015 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5 - protocol on PhD Research Fellows. The scholarship runs for three years. Check the links for more information on salary and taxation. The International Staff Office at SDU provides a variety of services for new employees, guests and people who consider applying for a job at the university. Among other things, the staff answers questions concerning salary, taxation, housing and accompanying family. For further information on what it is like working at SDU, please read “10 good reasons why you should choose SDU”. Additional information about working in Denmark can be found at Work in Denmark.

An application must include:

  • Detailed CV
  • A certified copy of your master's degree certificate including all examination results or a letter of enrollment showing that it will be possible for you to obtain your master's degree before the start of the employment.
  • Application form (please see below)
  • A project description (max 5 pages of 2400 characters each, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc.)
  • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words
  • List of publications, if any
  • A cover letter
  • A reference letter
  • Note on the project description: In the project description, we expect you to show some knowledge of the literature, present if you have any previous experience with the topics or areas listed above and present and elaborate on one or two research ideas for your PhD project. As a PhD candidate, you will have some flexibility to develop and work on your interests, within the context of the Chair.

    When applying for a PhD scholarship, please fill in the application form available on our web page. On the webpage of the PhD-school, you can find the guidelines for preparing your project proposal within the PhD programme in Business and Social Sciences.

    All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

    Applications will be assessed by a committee. When the evaluation committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.

    Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

    Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

    The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

    As part of the overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications, an interview may be applied.

    Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format. Read the guideline for applicants

    Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

    Campus: Odense

    Application deadline: 01/05/2023

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