Selection announcement: Research grant for young independent scholars

The Department of Statistical Sciences announces the opening of a selection to award a 24 months research grant for innovative and excellent research projects proposed by young independent scholars. The new position builds on the project “Statistical models for complex data” and the selected candidate will be involved in the development of the project activities.

The project
The Department of Statistical Sciences is a department of excellence whose project “Statistical methods and models for complex data” has been financed by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) and will last from 2018 to 2022.

The purpose is to develop novel skills for the analysis of complex data, according to the following progress lines:

a) To the overcoming of deficiencies of the current statistical methods and models for data characterized by various forms of complexity;
b) To meet the growing demand for solutions to complex problems in various application fields by developing and/or using innovative statistical tools;
c) To develop strategies for the management of novel data types;
d) To contribute to the definition of general approaches for inference on complex data of different origin, that will become the methodological infrastructure for the developments of modelling, forecasting and classification strategies.

The research grant
The research grant has a gross amount of 28.500 Euro and is issued in accordance with the current Regulations Governing Research Grant Awards. In addition, the winning projects will be provided with contribution towards research expenses with an amount of 4.000 Euro. The research has to be conducted at the Department of Statistical Sciences.

The requirements
The candidates must be PhD graduates with at least one year of post-doctoral research experiences in Italian or international research institutes of recognized scientific quality. Candidates must have their degree by the selection announcement deadline and the PhD program in which they have been enrolled should have lasted for at least three years. In the evaluation of the research proposals, adherence to the project topics is a necessary requirement.