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Heriot-Watt University
Department of Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics
Edinburgh EH14 4AS
United Kingdom

Applications are invited for a 3.5-year PhD position at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK, to start in September 2021. The successful candidate will work with Dr Mateusz Majka on the project "Convergence rates of Markov processes with applications to computational statistics and machine learning".

Candidates should have a solid background in at least one of the following areas: probability theory, stochastic analysis, computational statistics or machine learning (methodology/theory). Good programming skills are desirable but not strictly necessary. For more information about the project, please visit
The PhD student will be affiliated with the Department of Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics of the Heriot-Watt University, as well as with the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences, which is a mathematical institute run jointly by Heriot-Watt and the University of Edinburgh. The Maxwell Institute offers a thriving research environment, with numerous events, seminars and large cohorts of PhD students, both in probability theory and applied mathematics. Further information about the institute can be found at

The funding available is in the form of a tax-free scholarship of £15,285 per annum for up to 3.5 years. There are no eligibility restrictions in terms of nationality. Applications should be submitted via You will need to submit your CV, transcript of marks and a research statement. In the research statement, please briefly describe your mathematical background and interests and specify the name of the project and the supervisor. You will also need to ask two referees to send letters of recommendation to">

Applications and recommendation letters need to be received by the 18th of January 2021. Interviews will be held online in late January/early February. For further information, please contact Dr Mateusz Majka at

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