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


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: 10164

The position is meant to provide a young scientist in the years after obtaining a Ph.D. with support to broaden and deepen his or her research agenda. Employment (40 hrs/week) is based on a 8 month contract. To receive full consideration, applications must include vita, transcripts, at least three letters of reference, a research statement, and up to three selected publications or preprints; and must refer to identification number 10164.

Duration of employment: 8 month/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


  • Doctoral degree/PhD degree
  • Professional competence in stochastic optimization and risk management
  • Methodological competence in stochastic optimization and risk management
  • High ability to express yourself in 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

Research fields:

Main research field: Mathematics
Special research fields: Operations research
Importance: MUST


Educational institution:University
Educational level:Economics
Special subject: -
Importance: MUST


Language: English
Language level:Very good knowledge
Importance: MUST

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 27.11.2019, mentioning reference number 10164.

For further information please contact:

Benedikt Pötscher, +43-1-4277-38640,
Manuela Nicham-Zorn, +43-1-4277-38601.

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.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna Reference number: 10164 E-Mail: Policy of the University of Vienna

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