Hasselt University announces, within the Center for Statistics, the UHasselt entity of the Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and statistical Bioinformatics the following position (m/f):

PhD (2x2 years) ”Statistical Methodology in Vaccine and Infectious Disease Research”
(mandate WNI/2008/008)

Job description
PhD in statistical methodology in vaccine and infectious disease research. The research activities are part of an interuniversity collaboration between the Institute VAXINFECTIO of the University of Antwerp, and the Center for Statistics, Hasselt University. The main interdisciplinary research themes are i) to improve and/or increase the understanding of the immune system, ii) to develop strategies for the containment of antibiotic resistance and iii) to develop new methodology in modeling infectious disease spread.


  • You have a strong quantitative background;

  • You are intrinsically motivated, think analytically and creatively, and work in an organised and focused manner ;

  • You enjoy working in an multidisciplinary environment (statistics, epidemiology, medical sciences, life sciences);

  • Experience in the use of statistical/mathematical software such as SAS, R, etc., is a plus.

Licentiate, Master, or equivalent degree in (bio)statistics, mathematics, physics or related field. Students that graduate this year can also apply.

The appointment takes effect from July 1, 2009 for a period of 2 years, extendable to a total period of 4 years.

Further information

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 03

  • or which can be downloaded here pdf-file / Word format.

The completed application forms must reach the above mentioned address no later than Monday, June 1st 2009.

Application by e-mail will only be taken into consideration when sent to the following address: j...@uhasselt.be.

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