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Position: PhD position in the area of statistical evaluation of complex forensic DNA evidence
Institution: IT University of Copenhagen
Location: Copenhagen, Øresund Region, Denmark
Duties: The project is driven by current needs in criminal casework at one of the main Forensic Science providers in the UK and offers not only a close collaboration with experts there, but also a unique opportunity to make a direct impact on daily casework. Broadly speaking, methods exist for establishing the presence of DNA from a specific person in a mixed sample of DNA, and there are also methods devoted to establishing familial relationships in a group of people. From a statistical point of view these two types of forensic problems share many important characteristics and would thus benefit from a more holistic approach to development of statistical models and methodology, not least as such a framework would be able to cover many types of evidence that currently fall outside the two main categories
Requirements: MSc in Statistics or a closely related field with a significant component of statistics. If you have not completed the degree at the time of applying for this position, please submit documentation for the expected completion date; Detailed knowledge in statistics both within statistical theory and statistical methods; Basic programming skills and a general interest for programming and/or exploring the possibilities that computers offer; Ability to engage in scientific discussions across multiple scientific fields; Strong communication skills both written and orally
   
Text: PhD position in the area of statistical evaluation of complex forensic DNA evidence The project is driven by current needs in criminal casework at one of the main Forensic Science providers in the UK and offers not only a close collaboration with experts there, but also a unique opportunity to make a direct impact on daily casework. Broadly speaking, methods exist for establishing the presence of DNA from a specific person in a mixed sample of DNA, and there are also methods devoted to establishing familial relationships in a group of people. From a statistical point of view these two types of forensic problems share many important characteristics and would thus benefit from a more holistic approach to development of statistical models and methodology, not least as such a framework would be able to cover many types of evidence that currently fall outside the two main categories MSc in Statistics or a closely related field with a significant component of statistics. If you have not completed the degree at the time of applying for this position, please submit documentation for the expected completion date; Detailed knowledge in statistics both within statistical theory and statistical methods; Basic programming skills and a general interest for programming and/or exploring the possibilities that computers offer; Ability to engage in scientific discussions across multiple scientific fields; Strong communication skills both written and orally
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