Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Researcher, Statistics

UEF - University of Eastern Finland

Kuopio, Finland

The position constitutes part of a consortium project Models of heterogeneity, contextuality and self-interaction in ordered spatial point patterns with applications to animal movement and forest inventory, funded by the Academy of Finland. The other partner of the consortium is the National Resources Institute Finland. The work is related to the international top-level research area Forests, global change and bioeconomy.

We are looking for an internationally recognised scientist, who has a doctoral degree in a field relevant to the position (e.g. statistics, stochastics, forest sciences) and who is well equipped to develop the theory and computational methods related to spatial point patterns. Familiarity with remote sensing of forests and Bayesian computational methods will be regarded as merits.

The work includes the development of the theory, estimation methods and inference of so-called ordered spatial point patterns, and applications to forest inventory based on remote sensing.

The person to be appointed to the Postdoctoral Researcher position is required to hold a doctoral degree, which may not have been completed more than five years ago at the time of accepting the position. In this context, the 5 years refer to a net period of time, which does not include maternity leaves, parental leaves, or military service, etc. If the doctoral degree has been awarded more than five years ago, the post will be one of a Project Researcher.

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