Statistics Jobs in Australia:
2012 July - September
ANZSTAT mailing list, 7 August 2012
The University Of Tasmania, The University Of Queensland
THE UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTANCY AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
WH BRYAN MINING AND GEOLOGY RESEARCH CENTRE
COOPERATIVE RESEARCH CENTRE FOR OPTIMISED RESOURCE EXTRACTION (CRC-ORE)
Two three-year PhD studentships are available immediately for full-time research into developing new geometallurgy-driven financial models for mine-site value chains. These studentships will be part of a larger multi-institutional research project which brings together statistical, computational, financial, and OR modelling to exploit rich geoscientific data for optimising mine planning and operations. There is significant opportunity to engage with major mining companies and associated businesses which participate in the CRC. See http://www.crcore.org.au/ . This is an excellent opportunity for graduates from mathematical and other scientific backgrounds to develop careers in business-related disciplines.
One studentship is available at The University of Tasmania in Hobart, and the other at The University of Queensland in Brisbane. The project is supported by BHP Billiton, with generous provision of access to site data. The studentships are funded by the respective universities and CRC-ORE. Stipends are tax-free at the standard Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) rate, indexed for increment at the start of each calendar year. The 2012 APA rate is $23,728 per annum. Additional emoluments through employment as research assistants or tutors, where available, may be available to suitably qualified applicants.
Applicants must hold, or expect to hold by the end of 2012, a first-class or upper second-class honours degree in statistics, econometrics, or some allied quantitative discipline. Applicants holding equivalent qualifications are welcome to apply. (Studies or experience in accountancy or corporate finance would be desirable but not essential, as would knowledge of geology or mining engineering.)
Applicants must be Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, or New Zealand citizens, and be eligible for a HECS waiver (which would normally be all applicants in those passport categories). Applicants who are nationals not falling in those passport categories are welcome to apply, but will be liable for full tuition fees.
These positions are open until filled. The respective universities reserve the right not to make an appointment.
Applications, comprising a CV with a copy of undergraduate transcripts (originals not required at this time) and statement of interest, should be sent electronically to:
The University of Tasmania: Professor Roger Willett, email email@example.com , telephone 03 6226 2192. See http://www.utas.edu.au/accounting-corporate-governance/ .
The University of Queensland: Professor Rodney Wolff, email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com, telephone 07 3346 3494. See http://www.brc.uq.edu.au/ .
Enquiries may be directed to either of the above.