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

Reference number: 11979

The Department of Statistics and Operations Research is offering a PhD position in the areas of Statistics/Machine Learning/Time-Series Analysis. A small teaching load (2 hours) is attached.

Duration of employment: 3 year/s

Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Participation in research, teaching and administration:

  • Participation in research projects / research studies
  • Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations
  • We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months.
  • Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
  • Supervision of students
  • Involvement in the organisation of meetings, conferences, symposiums
  • Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration


  • Degree in Mathematics
  • Knowledge in the areas of Statistics/Machine Learning/Time-Series Analysis/(Applied) Probability

Desirable qualifications are

  • Teaching experience / experience of working with e-learning
  • Knowledge of university processes and structures
  • Experience abroad
  • Basic experience in research methods and academic writing

Application documents

  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available)
  • Degree certificates

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 11979.

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.