News & Notices

Data Scientist/Senior Data Scientist – AgResearch,37127.html The Knowledge & Analytics group at AgResearch supports scientific research in a range of areas to the benefit of the pastoral agricultural sector. This is a team of highly motivated individuals who between them have a broad range of expertise and enjoy working collaboratively to create innovative solutions. Read More

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Statistics – University of Otago

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Statistics (Confirmation Path) Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Otago, New Zealand The University The University of Otago is one of New Zealand’s largest and most research-intensive universities, currently in the top 1% in the QS World University ranking. It is a leader across all fields of academic… Read More

2020 writing competition for early-career statisticians and data scientists If you read Significance, then you are definitely interested in stories about statistics and data science, and fascinated by what data can tell us about the world we live in. So, how would you like to write one of those stories for the magazine? If you are an early-career… Read More

Post-doc – Spatial Statistics

New postdoctoral position in spatial statistics, to join the Spatial Analysis Group Otago (SAGO) in the Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.   Details at and a description follows here. Research project: “A new generation of statistical models for spatial point process data”; 19-UOO-191. Read More

Short Course – Modelling Ordinal Categorical Data

What: Short Course on Modelling Ordinal Categorical Data When: Thursday 13th February 2020, 11am – 4pm Where: Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Campus, HULT119 Cost: Free (Lunch provided)   Victoria University of Wellington School of Mathematics and Statistics is excited to announce that Distinguished Emeritus Professor Alan Agresti (University of Florida) will be taking a… Read More

PhD Scholarship – Multi-impact operability modelling – Massey University

We invite applicants to apply for a fully funded PhD position in statistical reliability modelling in New Zealand. The successful candidate should have a Masters or Honours degree in Statistics, with experience in reliability theory and/or stochastic modelling. Strong computational skills and a willingness to engage in interdisciplinary research are… Read More

Obituary – Tom Robertson

Tom Robertson was the former Director Biometrics, Ministry Agriculture and Fisheries. He died in his 87th year. His death notice was published in Dominion Post on Dec. 30, 2019 ROBERTSON, Thomas Gilchrist: Formerly of Paraparaumu. Passed away peacefully on Saturday 28 December 2019, in his 87th year. Much loved… Read More

PhD in spatial statistics

We would like to announce a new PhD scholarship opportunity in spatial statistics, linked to here, and summarised below:   Research project: “A new generation of statistical models for spatial point process data”; 19-UOO-191. Funding body: Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund Funding duration: March 2020 –… Read More

Masters of Science Scholarships

Two MSc scholarships (17,000/annum + fees) are available to NZ residents at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch (New Zealand): Thesis 1 Topic: Expert elicitation and incorporation of phenological modelling into grape bunch growth models. Description: Grape bunch growth modelling is an important aspect of yield prediction, which enables grape… Read More