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Postdoctoral Researcher, Social Sciences

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
Closing date
31 Mar 2024

49 Faculty of Social Sciences Startdate: 01.07.2024 | Working hours: 40 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) 
Limited until: 31.08.2026 
Reference no.: 2017

Join us if you're driven by a passion for top-notch international research and scientific excellence. Ready to be part of our team? Welcome aboard!

Your personal sphere of play:

Your future position is in the Department of Demography within the work group of the ERC Grant project Biological, Individual and Contextual Factors of Fertility Recovery (BIC.LATE) under the lead of Assoc.-Prof. Dr. Eva Beaujouan.

BIC.LATE studies the Biological, Individual and Contextual factors of later reproduction in low-fertility countries, and possible catch-up behaviours. The project uses data from social surveys, aggregate cohort fertility data in Europe, the English-speaking oversea countries and East Asia. We assess the importance of infertility and assisted reproduction for fertility recuperation, detect new inequalities that could raise in that context and explore differences in fertility levels across the low-fertility countries.

The Department of Demography at the University of Vienna is a part of the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, which aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of population dynamics.

Your future tasks:

Active participation in research & administration, which means:

  • You will be working on Work Packages 1 and 4 of the BIC.LATE project, related to the modelling of factors influencing late and delayed fertility
  • You will present results of the project at International Conferences and publish them in top-ranked journals in the discipline
  • You will be part of the BIC.LATE Team through collaboration in research and international collaboration
  • You will be involved in research administration, e.g. preparation of meetings, workshops, conferences, dissemination of project results, ...

This is part of your profile:

  • You have a Doctoral degree in Demography or Applied Statistics, but other specializations in related disciplines will also be considered
  • You have excellent command of statistical tools and modelling such as Simulation, Generalized Linear Models, ...
  • You have excellent knowledge of demographic methods
  • You have excellent programming skills in STATA and/or SPSS and/or R
  • Experience in the field of fertility is not required
  • You have a track-record of publications aligned with the career stage in renowned, subject-relevant, peer-reviewed journals
  • You have a high level of written and oral expression in English
  • You have the ability to work in a team and social competence
  • You have a love for research
  • You can work autonomous
  • Ideally, You have experience abroad

What we offer:

  • Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible working hours, up to 10 days of home-office per month, 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: A basic salary of EUR 4,752.30 (14 times a year) for a period of 2 years.
  • Equal opportunities for everyone: We look forward to diverse personalities in the team!
  • Opportunity of being part of a leading research project: Advance your career, get the possibility to travel and take part in relevant conferences and expand your professional network.
  • Take advantage of a collaboration of leading researchers in the field all under the roof of the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital: The WIC is a combination of three pillars, namely the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Vienna. 

It is that easy to apply:

Please submit:

  • Letter of intent
  • (Scientific) Curriculum Vitae
  • Degree certificates and academic transcripts
  • Reference letters or names of reference persons (max. 2) 
  • PDF of two selected publications

Application deadline: March 31st, 2024

If you have any content questions, please contact:

Nina Marie Dippold

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.

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​Application deadline: 03/31/2024

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