Chair of Mathematical Statistics (SMAT)

PhD Position

Applications are invited for a PhD position in statistics/applied probability at the Section of Mathematics of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

Research topics fall within the scope an ERC Starting Grant on "Complex Data with Applications to Biophysics". Indicatively, these may include functional data analysis, inference for stochastic processes and statistical inverse problems with applications to biophysical modeling and biological imaging.

The position will be in the Chair of Mathematical Statistics (Prof. Victor Panaretos).

Candidates for this PhD position should preferably hold a degree in mathematics and/or statistics, or in engineering with a solid mathematical background. Knowledge of French is not a requirement, but will be helpful.

Candidates should send:



Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the positions are filled. Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview.

All files should be sent as attachments in PDF format to the Chair's secretary:

Maroussia Schaffner Portillo: maroussia.schaffnerportillo@epfl.ch

including a brief cover letter in the main body of the email and subject: "Application for PhD / Last Name".

Candidates should ask their two referees to send their letters directly to the same email address, including the applicant's name in the file name.