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International PhD Position in Mathematical Statistics and Machine Learning Theory, Netherlands


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The University of Twente invites applications for a PhD Position in Mathematical Statistics and Machine Learning Theory. This exciting opportunity focuses on innovative topics such as e-values, multiple testing, bandits, and Bayesian inference. The project aims to develop new statistical methodologies suited for modern data-driven research, supervised by Dr. Rianne de Heide.

The University of Twente is a public technical university located in Enschede, Netherlands. Founded in 1961, it is known for its innovative and vibrant campus, offering world-class facilities and a strong focus on interdisciplinary research and education. The university is particularly renowned for its entrepreneurial spirit, with over 1,000 successful spin-off companies started by its students and faculty.

Application Deadline: August 1, 2024


Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Twente
  • Department: Applied Mathematics
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Salary gross/monthly €2,770 – €3,539
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Nationality: Domestic and International students
  • The award can be taken in: the Netherlands



  • Eligible Countries: Open to applicants from all countries.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship is awarded in any subject offered by the university’s Department of Applied Mathematics.
  • Admissible Criteria:
    • Must have or will shortly acquire a master’s degree in (applied) mathematics or a related field with a strong theoretical component.
    • Must demonstrate enthusiasm for the project topic.
    • Must have excellent proficiency in English (C1 level; IELTS 7 or equivalent).
    • Scientific programming skills (e.g., R, Python, C++, Julia) are a plus.


How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications online before the deadline.



    • Full-time PhD position for four years in a stimulating scientific environment.
    • Monthly salary ranging from €2,770 (first year) to €3,539 (fourth year).
    • Additional benefits including an 8% holiday allowance, an 8.3% end-of-year bonus, and a solid pension scheme.
    • Flexibility to work partially from home.
    • Access to sports facilities on campus.
    • Family-friendly policies including parental leave.
    • Training program as part of the Twente Graduate School.
    • Collaborative and inclusive research group with international connections.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents via the ‘Apply now’ button before August 1, 2024:

  • Cover letter (maximum 2 pages A4) detailing specific interest, qualifications, and motivation.
  • Curriculum Vitae, including a list of courses attended and grades obtained.
  • Contact information for two references.
  • Master’s thesis or another relevant document written in English.

For more information, contact Dr. Rianne de Heide at [email protected].

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