Wildlife and Urban Transmission Modelling PhD Research 2016 Norway is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .PhD Research Fellowship,Plague Wildlife and Urban Transmission Modelling, Oslo, Norway
A PhD research fellow position is available at the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary synthesis (CEES),University of Oslo. This is awarded to Norwegian and foreign applicants to undertake PhD programme.
University offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes. The aim of the fellowship is to attract the best and most motivated people to Norway.
The University of Oslo, is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. UiO attracts students and researchers from all over the world.
Applicants must hold a master’s degree or equivalent in mathematics, with an excellent background in stochastic analysis and stochastic control. A good command of English is required for all students attending the University of Oslo. International students; PhD research fellows and postdoctoral research fellows who are not native speakers of English must document their proficiency in English.
Fellowship is provided for PhD programme.
Fellowship is tenable in Plague (Y. pestis) wildlife and urban transmission modelling at University of Oslo.
The fellowship will comprise: Position code 1017, Pay grade: 50 – 57 (NOK 429 700 – 482 800 per year).
Scholarship can be taken at:
Eligibility criteria is:
-The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials. The candidate will have completed a MSc degree (or other education equivalent to a Norwegian degree) of high quality in a relevant field in Biology (e.g. modeling, wildlife behavioural studies, immunology, epidemiology, phylogeny).
-As the proposed job description is not an easy task, we seek a highly motivated, enthusiastic person with the ambition to gain insight and publish papers in leading, international journals, in possession of good interpersonal skills and willing to collaborate with researchers across disciplines. We further ask for documented experience with programming complex disease transmission models, and an affinity with searching through large bodies of literature for the needed parameter estimates and historic data against which to test said models. A good command of English is required.
-The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to a successful completion of a PhD degree. The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position.
Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for the fellowship.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must hold a master’s degree or equivalent in mathematics, with an excellent background in stochastic analysis and stochastic control. Knowledge of white noise analysis and Malliavin calculus for Lévy processes is an advantage.
Test Requirement: Not Required
English Language Requirements:
A good command of English is required fr all students attending the University of Oslo. International students; PhD research fellows and post-doctoral research fellows who are not native speakers of English, must document their proficiency in English by taking one of the following internationally recognized tests
-TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language
-IELTS – International English Language Testing Service
-Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
-Applicants to the programme for the PhD degree in Science must obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL test, or a minimum score of 6.5 from the IELTS (academic) test. The same applies to applicants for postdoctoral research fellow positions.
The application must include:
-Application letter including a statement of interest, summarizing scientific work and interests and describing how applicants fit the description of the person they seek.
-CV (summarizing education, positions and academic experience).Copies of educational certificates (bachelor and master), and transcript of records.
-2 names and contact details of references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).
-A 3 page proposal where the candidate sets outs his/hers plans on how to fulfil the objective.
-Academic publications (if any, up to 3) or a master thesis may be included to be considered by the evaluation committee.
How to Apply:
The mode of applying is online.
Application deadline is February 28, 2016