PhD position in (Astro)statistics at Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)

April 18, 2017, from Dr. L. Lefevre

The Institute of Statistics, Biostatistics and Actuarial Sciences (ISBA) of the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, has a vacancy for a PhD position in (astro)statistics, in collaboration with the Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB), in Brussels.

Financed by a grant from the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO,, the supervision of the PhD student will be assumed by Prof. Rainer von Sachs (ISBA), in collaboration with researchers of the ROB. Support will also be given by the Statistical Methodology and Computing Service (SMCS,

We are looking for candidates with knowledge in methodological statistics: nonparametric statistics, multivariate analysis, regression, time series analysis, quality control. The candidate should have a keen interest in stellar and solar physics, quantitative data analysis and/or climate sciences.

More information can be found at and

The closing date for application is June 15, 2017 (applications received after this date will be considered as they arrive, until the position is filled). Starting date would be September 2017 or another date to be agreed on by all parties.