PhD- student in Bayesian Statistics for Auditing

PhD- student in Bayesian Statistics for Auditing

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29 Dec 26 Feb Breukelen

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Nyenrode Business Universiteit is seeking a full-time PhD-student with research interests relevant to the field of auditing and assurance.

Job description

The PhD-student will join the Center for Accounting, Auditing & Control, and will work under the supervision of prof.dr. Ruud Wetzels and prof. dr. Jacques de Swart. The goal of the PhD is to improve (Bayesian) data scientific methods for responsible AI, financial reporting, and beyond. To maximise impact in the auditing community, the student will implement these methods in the open source software JASP.

This fulltime PhD position involves research, teaching, and contributing to the academic community. The teaching responsibilities will include teaching data scientific courses, grading, and thesis supervision. The PhD-student is expected meet the registration requirements of the Nyenrode PhD-school and attend several PhD-courses that provide them with key skills and knowledge required for your academic progress.

In order to apply, the student needs to be:

  1. enthusiastic
  2. able to program
  3. have a statistical/mathematical background.


Nyenrode Business University


Successful candidates ideally have:

  • MSc in Accountancy, Accounting, Data Science, Statistics, or Econometrics.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, preferably knowledge of Bayesian statistics.
  • Motivation to contribute to teaching in graduate courses.
  • Enthusiasm, team skills and good verbal and written communication skills in English.

Conditions of employment

Application & Terms of Employment:

  • Initial appointment will be for 4 years.
  • Gross salary will be between € 2.766, - and € 3.708,- per month (scale 8)

Nyenrode Business Universiteit is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to maintaining an intellectually and culturally diverse faculty. Internationals, Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Nyenrode offers a competitive salary with attractive secondary benefits.

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Nyenrode Business University

Nyenrode Business Universiteit, is situated in Greater Amsterdam, Breukelen along the River Vecht. Breukelen lies at 22 km south-east of Amsterdam. It is the only private university in the Netherlands, founded in 1946 by captains of Industry from leading global corporations including Shell, Unilever, Philips and Akzo. The founding fathers meant to enrich the Dutch educational scene with an institution, which could send out talented and internationally oriented people, to rebuild the national post-war economy.

Today, Nyenrode has a strong reputation in the field of management programs. The university’s philosophy is built on the pillars: leadership, entrepreneurship & stewardship. Nyenrode offers undergraduate and graduate level programs in the fields of general management as well as accountancy & controlling. Furthermore, Nyenrode offers in-company and open executive education programs and programs on organizational development. Nyenrode maintains close ties with the national and international business communities. Being highly selective, with a focus on candidates’ motivation and social skills, Nyenrode has created a unique environment in which students and faculty are dedicated to bridging the gap between academic rigor and daily business practice.


  • PhD
  • Economics
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €2766—€3708 per month
  • University graduate
  • AT 322035/


Nyenrode Business University

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