University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Statistics and Operations Research

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
Friday, 16 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 5 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position as soon as possible of a

University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Statistics and Operations Research

Reference number: 11978

The institue of Statistic and Operations Research is offering a postdoctoral position in the areas of Statistics/Machine Learning/Time-Series Analysis. A small teaching load (4 hours) is attached.

Duration of employment: 3 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves

  • Developing and strengthening the independent research profile
  • Involvement in research projects / research studies
  • International publications and presentations
  • Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding
  • Preparing / writing a (publication-ready) habilitation thesis
  • Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
  • Supervision of students
  • Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance
  • Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration


  • Degree in Mathematics
  • PhD degree in the areas of Statistics/Machine Learning/Time-Series Analysis/(Applied) Probability
  • Methodological competence
  • Didactic competence
  • High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • IT user skills
  • Ability to work in a team

In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have

  • Teaching experience / experience of working with e-learning
  • Experience of working on research projects
  • Publications in renowned, subject-relevant media (peer-reviewed, depending on the professional standards)
  • International presentation experience

Desirable qualifications are

  • Knowledge of university processes and structures
  • Experience abroad
  • Experience of supervising students

Application documents

  • Letter of motivation
  • Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given)
  • Description of research interests and research agenda / of the intended habilitation project (if applicable)
  • Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 05.05.2021, mentioning reference number 11978.

For further information please contact Sobotka-Tompits, Sabine +43-1-4277-38631, Jirak, Johannes Moritz +43-1-4277-38630.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.