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PhD position Data-analysis for the behavioral sciences Ghent Belgium,  

Posted on : 02 June 2017

Project Description

A PhD-scholarship for four years starting October 1, 2017 at the latest. Project: "Statistical interactions in psychology: pitfalls and solutions" Statistical interactions can appear or disappear under non-linear monotone transformations. This is especially worrying in psychological research where the psychological process is unobserved but monotonically (but not necessarily linearly) related to observed indicators. This implies that conclusions based on observed data do not necessarily generalize to this process. In this project we propose appropriate and innovative solutions to this problem. Profile of the candidate You hold a Master s degree and you have a profound interest in statistics and data-analysis. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment. Last year students are equally welcome to apply. You are an enthusiastic and motivated student. You have good writing and presentation skills and are capable of working both independently and within a multidisciplinary team. Experience with R is recommended but not restrictive. How to apply A full application consists of one single PDF file that contains " A cover/motivation letter. " A comprehensive CV (including study results and copies of diplomas and certificates). " One name of a reference person. Applications can be submitted via email to We encourage candidates to apply early. Applications received before July 2, 2017 will be given full consideration. Applications received after July 2 will be considered as they arrive, until the position is filled.


9000 Ghent Belgium

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