The Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics, research unit Applied Statistics, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria, invites applications for the following position to start in May 2017: Research/Teaching Assistant (PhD Position)
The successful candidate is expected to conduct research in high-dimensional and applied statistics that will lead to a PhD dissertation and carry a teaching load of about 1.5 weighted hours per semester (this corresponds to 3 hours exercise classes per week) in the Bachelor and Master¹s program of Statistics and Mathematics in Economics.
The contract is for a 25h/week employment as a PhD candidate for a period of 2 years with a possibility of extension.
The successful candidate will have a (nearly completed) master’s degree or equivalent (e.g., MSc, Dipl.-Ing., Mag.), preferably with distinction, in the following fields: statistics, mathematics, applied mathematics or computer science, or equivalent university studies.
Other skills:
Knowledge of German is desirable but not required.
Salary range:
The monthly minimum salary is currently (in the collective agreement §49 (3) pay grade B1, basic) EUR 1706.87 gross (14 times per year). Prior experience may result in a higher salary.
Application information:
The application should include the following documents:

  • Application letter/statement of interest (Motivationsschreiben)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Master thesis, diplomas
  • Copies of academic transcripts and diplomas (please include a translation if these are not in English, German or French)
  • Reference letter(s) or contact information for references

Application deadline: March 31, 2017.
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Efstathia Bura,
Please send your application documents preferable as a single PDF file via e-mail to the human resources department for scientific employees (Personaladministration, Fachbereich wissenschaftliches Personal) of TU Wien: Ms Barbara Triebl-Kraus,
TU Wien is an equal opportunity employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women/persons with disabilities. Qualified women/persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to female candidates/persons with disabilities when equally qualified. For further information regarding TU Wien policies for persons with disabilities, please contact Mr Gerhard Neustätter,
Job announcement:
Research/Teaching Assistant (PhD Position):
Assistentin/Assistent (PreDoc/Promotionsstelle):
Official announcement (Topic 50.2.4):