The University of Vienna (19 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.600 members of staff, about 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.09.2019 of a
University Assistant (post doc) at the Faculty of Mathematics.

Reference number: 9091

The Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Vienna is the largest Austrian institution of mathematical research and tertiary education in the mathematical sciences. It consists of active research groups in a wide range of fields, starting from logical foundations, bridging all classical core subjects, and up to concrete applications in industry. As part of the Faculty, the Institute of Mathematics represents the entire discipline of mathematics in research and teaching, without making an arbitrary separation into pure and applied fields.

Duration of employment: 6 year/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:
The advertised post doc position is associated with the chair for stochastics of Prof. Nathanael Berestycki (email: We are looking for a highly qualified researcher with special interests in special experience in random geometry or scaling limits. The successful candidate is able to actively contribute to the research profile of the Faculty and to teach courses (4 hours per semester as required). He/She will carry out personal tutoring and assists in the continuous assessment and development of the teaching programme. Habilitation or the willingness to work towards it is expected.

A Doctoral degree/PhD or similar qualification is required for all candidates as well as experience in teaching and research. Past research should be documented by publications in recognized scientific journals.

Additional qualifications:

  • high teaching skills,
  • goal orientation and dedication to scientific excellence,
  • international experience preferable.

The application package should contain:

  • letter of intent,
  • scientific CV,
  • description of future research plans (including the habilitation project),
  • list of publications and talks,
  • teaching record,
  • contact details of two people who could provide a letter of reference

Applicants will not be entitled to any refund of expenses incurred due to the application process.

Research fields:
Main research field: Mathematics
Special research fields: Stochastics
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 13.1.2019, mentioning reference number 9091.

For further information please contact Krattenthaler, Christian +43-1-4277-50453, Ben Salem-Schedlberger, Waltraud +43-1-4277-50651, Kretzschmar, Gudrun +43-1-4277-56001, +43-1-4277-50601, Weisgram, Martina +43-1-4277-50610, Lamel, Bernhard +43-1-4277-50687, Griesmayr, Elisabeth +43-1-4277-56002, Bot, Radu Ioan +43-1-4277-50772, Berestycki, Nathanael +43-1-4277-55744.

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: 9091