Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, TU Wien, Austria TU Wien FAM


WU Wien

Teaching and Research Associate

You want to understand how things are connected and make a fundamental impact? We offer an environment where you can realize your full potential. At one of Europe's largest and most modern business and economics universities. On a campus where quality of work is also quality of life. We are looking for support at the

Institute for Statistics and Mathematics
Part-time, 30 hours/week
Starting October, 2022, and ending after 6 years

You want to deepen your interest in your research topic in financial mathematics and/or optimization while gaining your first teaching experience? This position opens doors to either an academic or industry career. All genders are welcome!

What to expect

  • You will carry out independent research resulting in a PhD thesis in the field of financial mathematics and/or optimization (possible research topics could include dynamic vector optimization with a focus on applications in finance and economics, dynamic Nash games, systemic risk).
  • The research projects will comprise all aspects of applied mathematics, from model development and mathematical analysis to numerical implementations.
  • You will be member of WU's newly founded PhD-label Mathematics in Economics and Business (a special track within the PhD Program in Economics and Social Science offering a modern interdisciplinary scientific education in the area of mathematics for economics and business, see
  • Writing a dissertation: You will be investigating your research topic and spending a third of your working hours on writing your dissertation.
  • Teaching and supervision duties at the undergraduate level (2hrs of teaching per week)

What you have to offer

  • Academic degree: You have a diploma/master's degree in applied mathematics or, alternatively, an MSc in either quantitative finance or in quantitative economics with a strong mathematical background that qualifies you for enrollment in a doctoral program at WU.
  • Strong background in stochastics (probability theory) or optimization is desirable
  • Good English as well as programming skills
  • Pedagogical and presentation skills
  • Willingness to use multimedia teaching methods: You have experience in using multimedia teaching and learning formats or are at least willing to learn

German language skills are not a prerequisite.
Some prior background in economics or finance is an advantage.
We offer a stimulating interdisciplinary research environment in an attractive city. For further information, you can contact Birgit Rudloff ( or visit

What we offer you

  • A top business and economics university with renowned experts on the faculty and a diverse range of subjects, triple accredited
  • Excellent infrastructure, both technologically and architecturally, and a wide range of WU service units
  • Diversity and appreciation in an open-minded, inclusive and family-friendly environment
  • Flexibility and individual freedom thanks to flexible working hours
  • Inspiring campus life with over 2,400 employees in research, teaching, and administration and approximately 21,500 students on a conveniently located, architecturally unique campus in the heart of Vienna
  • Meaningful work in a pleasant working atmosphere

The minimum monthly gross salary amounts to €2,293.95, this salary may be adjusted based on job-related prior work experience.

Do you want to join the WU team?

Then please submit your application by 20.04.2022 (ID 1334).
We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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