Hasselt University announces, within I-Biostat (the Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and statistical Bioinformatics), the following position (m/f):
PhD student Biostatistics (6 months)
PhD in Mathematics, applied to research in ‘Biostatistics and Bioinformatics’
The research topic consists of biostatistical applications to answer scientific questions in pharmaceutical discovery and development. Data coming from different phases in the pharmaceutical research will be available to focus on statistical method development. Some of the data come from the area of pharmacokinetics, in-vitro and in-vivo experimentation including clinical trial data. The data of the different phases will have to be analyzed on an individual basis. However development of statistical methods to link the different phases to one another will also be an important part of the research. Statistical models that will be considered include : linear and non-linear mixed models, surrogate-marker methodology, multivariate projection methods and meta-analysis.
The main goal of this 6 months period is to prepare the candidate for a Baekeland Grant. Both in September and in January an application for such grant will be submit and an extension for the next 4 years is conditional on the success of these applications. In case of a successful application a PhD will be initiated.
Experience in the design and analysis of experiments concerning pharmaceutical matter and the statistical analysis thereof;
experience in the use of statistical software such as SAS, S-Plus, R, StatXact, etc.;
excellent knowledge of the English language and good scientific writing skills;
be intrinsically motivated, think analytically and creatively, work in an organised and focused manner;
enjoy working in an multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.
Master degree in (Bio-)Statistics or an equivalent degree.
The appointment takes effect from June 1, 2010, for a period of 6 months, extendable to a total period of 4 years conditional on the success of a Baekeland Grant.
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Applicants must use the official application forms
which are available at the Rectoraat of Hasselt University, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan – building D, B-3590 Diepenbeek (Belgium), phone +32 – 11 – 26 80 10
The completed application forms must reach the above mentioned address no later than May 2nd 2010.
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