postdoc position in Bielefeld, Germany

Please consider the following job opening:

The Faculty of Economics at Bielefeld University offers a
*full-time research position (Postdoc)*
starting as soon as possible (E13 TV-L, non-permanent position)

Your Tasks

The goal of the Chair of Data Science is to extract knowledge from data
in order to make it useful for medicine, the environment and society. To
this end, we represent the field of Data Science in research and
teaching. We are looking for a new member to strengthen and complement
our chair, especially for tasks in teaching and in the context of the
project “Uncertainty Quantification”, which is funded by the Helmholtz

The tasks mainly comprise:
- research in the areas of stochastic modeling and statistical
inference, in particular stochastic processes, uncertainty
quantification and machine learning; scientific analysis and development
of research software; collaboration in third-party funded research
projects of the chair, as well as data analysis with applications in
medicine (60 %)
- teaching (depending on the final assignment of tasks to the extent of
up to 4 LVS) in the field of statistics and data science, including
assistance with examinations and supervision of seminar papers and
theses (25 %)
- project management, organization of events and workshops (possibly in
cooperation with other institutions involved in the project) as well as
collaboration in academic self-administration (15 %)

Employment is conductive to scientific qualification.

Your Profile

We expect
- completed university studies (Master's degree or equivalent) in the
field of statistics, data science, mathematics or related subjects
- doctorate in statistics, data science, mathematics or related subjects
- very good knowledge and research experience in the field of statistics
or stochastic modeling with relevant publications, including at least a
good knowledge of statistics
- good knowledge in the development of research software (especially in
the programming language R)
- experience in teaching statistics
- very good command of written and spoken English
- interest in interdisciplinary cooperation, especially in the field of
medicine/natural sciences
- independent working style and organizational skills
- ability to work in a team

Preferable qualifications
- experience in interdisciplinary cooperation
- experience in presenting research results at scientific meetings
- experience in the scientific guidance of students and doctoral candidates
- experience in project management or organization of scientific events
- experience in publishing research software
- good knowledge of German
- international experience in higher education

We offer

- salary according to Remuneration level 13 TV-L
- fixed-term (limited to 3 years) (§ 2 (1) sentence 2 of the WissZeitVG;
in accordance with the provisions of the WissZeitVG and the Agreement on
Satisfactory Conditions of Employment, the length of contract may differ
in individual cases)
- fulltime
- internal and external training opportunities
- wide range of health, consulting and prevention service
- reconcilability of family and working life
- collegial working environment
- exciting, varied tasks

Application Procedure

We are looking forward to receiving your application. For full
consideration, your application should be received via either email (a
single PDF document is required) sent to or post (see postal address). Please
mark your application with the identification code: Wiss21937. Please
note that the possibility of privacy breaches and unauthorized access by
third parties cannot be excluded when communicating via unencrypted
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application deadline: 12/09/2021

Postal Address

Universität Bielefeld
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Frau Prof. Dr. Christiane Fuchs
P.O. Box: 10 01 31
33501 Bielefeld


Name: Prof. Dr. Christiane Fuchs
Phone: +49 521 106-2576

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