University assistant postdoctoral at the University of Vienna, Austria, Department of Statistics and Operations Research

At the University of Vienna, more than 10,000 people work together towards answering the big questions of the future. Around 7,500 of them are scientists who, with their curiosity and continuous demand for excellence, conduct top-level international research and teaching. Are you also looking for the right space to develop your potential? We are seeking a/an

**University Assistant postdoctoral
*​Application deadline: 01/29/2024*

37 Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics
Job vacancy starting: 02/01/2024 | Working hours: 40,00 |
Classification CBA: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc)
Job ID: 1321
If you have any questions, please contact Johannes Moritz Jirak: *

Among the many reasons to research and teach at the University of Vienna there is one in particular, which has convinced around 7,500 academic staff members so far. They see themselves as personalities who need space for continuous striving for top international research and scientific excellence. At the same time they enjoy support and liberties that are not a given at other institutions. Does that sound like something for you? Welcome to our team!

Your personal sphere of play:
The Institute for Statistics and Operations Research of the University of Vienna is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to participate in the department's research, teaching (to the extent regulated by the collective bargaining agreement), and administrative activities. In particular, the candidate is expected to participate in research projects leading to international publications and presentations. Applicants should have a strong background in mathematical statistics/machine learning/time series analysis. The position is limited to a period of 48 months. For further information about the position, please contact Moritz Jirak.

Your future tasks:

Active participation in research, teaching & administration, which means:
  • You build up an independent research profile in the field of mathematical statistics.
  • You are involved in research projects and scientific studies in the area of statistics/machine learning/time series analysis/(applied) probability.
  • You publish internationally and give lectures.
  • You apply for projects and raise third-party funds.
  • You prepare and complete a publication-ready habilitation.
  • You hold courses independently within the scope of the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
  • You supervise your students in various courses.
  • You participate in evaluation measures and in quality assurance.
  • You take on administrative tasks in research, teaching and administration.

This is part of your personality:
  • Completed doctorate/PhD degree in statistics, mathematics or a closely related discipline (completed or about to be completed)
  • A strong background in mathematical statistics and probability theory
  • Outstanding dissertation
  • Promising potential for original high-level research
  • Publications in renowned, subject-relevant media (peer reviewed, depending on the professional standards)
  • Experience in research management and in leading project staff is an advantage
  • Didactic skills / experience in e-learning
  • Knowledge of university processes and structures is desirable
  • Excellent knowledge of English (C1)
  • Experience abroad
  • Team player and high social/communicative skills

What we offer:
  • Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible working hours, remote/hybrid and/or part-time work (upon agreement).
  • Inspiring working atmosphere: You are a part of an international academic team in a healthy and fair working environment.
  • Good public transport connections: Your workplace in the center of beautiful Vienna is easily accessible by public transport.
  • Internal further training & Coaching: Opportunity to deepen your skills on an ongoing basis. There are over 600 courses to choose from – free of charge.
  • Fixed-term contract and fair salary: The basic salary of EUR 4,351.90 increases if we can credit professional experience.
  • Equal opportunities for everyone: We look forward to diverse personalities in the team!

It is that easy to apply:
  • With your scientific curriculum vitae
  • With your letter of motivation
  • With your list of publications (including a list of courses and talks given)
  • With your summary of research interests / of the intended habilitation project (max. 1 p.)
  • With contact details of two people who could provide a letter of reference
  • With copies of certificates / Doctoral Degree
  • Via our job portal/ Apply now - button

We look forward to new personalities in our team!

The University of Vienna has an anti-discriminatory employment policy and attaches great importance to equal opportunities, the advancement of women and diversity. We lay special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions among the academic and general university staff and therefore expressly encourage qualified women to apply. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates.

University of Vienna. Space for personalities. Since 1365.

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