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University Assistant (Praedoc), Business, Economics and Statistics

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
The basic salary of EUR 3,578,80
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

37 Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics
Startdate: 01.10.2024 | Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: 30.09.2025
Reference no.: 2639

Among the many good reasons to want 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 their continuous striving and curiosity in order to be able to achieve excellency in their research. They thrive on continuous exploration and seek to help us better understand our world. Does this sound like you? Then join our accomplished team!

Your personal sphere of influence:

The Oskar Morgenstern Doctoral School (OMDS) imparts problem consciousness and the analytical skills required by future academic leaders and top researchers to excel and create lasting impact in society. By combining a theory-based approach with modern empirical, experimental, statistical, and computational methods, future leaders of the industry and academia will be well equipped with cutting-edge methods to manage the complex societal challenges in economics and business.

The position is to be filled from 01.10.2024 and is limited until 30.09.2025. 

The OMDS offers a 12-months Completion Contract for fellows at the OMDS who have held a position as University Assistant (predoc) or a PhD position at the University of Vienna before. These Completion Contracts aim to support highly qualified fellows in the final phase of their doctoral studies. Recipients will be employed as University Assistants (predoc) and will work at one of the 5 tracks of the OMDS at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics.

Your future tasks:

You actively participate in research, teaching & administration, which means:

  • Your main task is to complete and to submit your dissertation
  • You meet and consult with your supervisor(s) on a regular basis in order to prioritise your tasks and to get the necessary support to complete your dissertation successfully in time
  • You participate in your department’s and the OMDS’ activities and workshops
  • You participate in conferences and draft research results for publication in peer-review journals
  • You actively seek support (workshops, training, coaching etc.) if necessary

This is part of your personality:


  • Above average MSc. or equivalent in field of study relevant for the respective position
  • Excellent academic and study record (e.g. outstanding publication record, invitation to prestigious conferences and workshops etc.)
  • High level of motivation and commitment to successfully complete your doctoral studies in the anticipated time frame
  • Collaborative, team-minded and pro-active attitude
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Experience with the structures of the University of Vienna


  • Expertise in Group Formation Processes and Collaboration Networks
  • Advanced proficiency in data preparation and analysis, using Python and STATA
  • Experience in publishing in highly ranked peer-reviewed academic journals
  • Skilled in creating, implementing and conducting laboratory experiments
  • Extensive experience in teaching agent-based modelling courses
  • Master's degree in Business Administration, specializing in Strategic Management

What we offer:

Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible working hours and can partially work remotely. 

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 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.

Fair salary: The basic salary of EUR 3,578,80 (on a full-time basis) 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 / letter of intent
  • With your summary of research interests / ideas for a prospective doctoral project proposal
  • With a plan for the completion of the doctorate
  • With a confirmation of enrolment in the doctoral programme/having passed the FÖP
  • Via our  job portal/ Apply now -  button

If you have any questions, please contact:

Markus Georg Reitzig

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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​Application deadline: 07/07/2024 

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