2 PhD positions at the Institute for Statistics and Mathematics, Vienna University of Economics and Business

2 PhD positions (Teaching and Research Associate) at the Institute for Statistics and Mathematics, Vienna University of Business and Economics (WU)

You want to understand how things are connected and make a fundamental impact? We offer an
environment where you can realize your full potential. At one of Europe’s largest and most modern
business and economics universities. On a campus where quality of work is also quality of life. We
are looking for support at the Institute for Statistics and Mathematics

Part-time, 30 hours/week
Starting October 01, 2023, and ending after 6 years

Application deadline March 22, 2023, application under (ID 1667)

What to expect
· As a successful candidate you will be member of WU's newly founded PhD-label
Mathematics in Economics and Business (a special track within the PhD Program in
Economics and Social Science offering a modern interdisciplinary scientific education in the
area of mathematics for economics and business, see
· You will carry out research work in the field of mathematics for economics and business in
one of the research areas of the institute (stochastic processes and financial mathematics;
statistics and computing; optimization), typically with a focus on applications in finance and
economics. The research projects will comprise all aspects of applied mathematics, from
model development and mathematical analysis to numerical implementation and statistical
estimation of models and they should lead to a PhD thesis compliant with the academic
standards of WU. The position opens the dear to a scientific or an industry career
· You will have teaching and supervision duties at the undergraduate level (2hrs of teaching
per week).
· Writing a dissertation: You will be investigating your research topic and spending a third of
your working hours on writing your dissertation.

What you have to offer
· MSc or diploma in applied mathematics or, alternatively, an MSc in either
quantitative finance, quantitative economics, or statistics, with a strong mathematical
· Very good background in stochastics (probability theory and statistics)
· Good English as well as good programming skills
· Pedagogical and presentation skills
· Willingness to use multimedia teaching methods: You have experience in using multimedia
teaching and learning formats or are at least willing to learn
German language skills are not a prerequisite, but we expect the willingness to familiarize yourself
with German over time. Some prior background in economics or finance is an advantage.

For further information, contact either Prof. Birgit Rudloff ( or Prof. Rüdiger Frey

Please submit your application by March 22, 2023 under (ID 1667).

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