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 (prae doc) at the Faculty of Mathematics.

Reference number: 9285

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: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
The advertised prae doc position is associated with the chair for stochastics of Prof. Nathanael Berestycki (email:

We are looking for an independent, goal oriented scientist with research interests and a high level of competence in the field of stochastics and statistical mechanics. In addition to her/his independent research which should lead to writing a doctoral thesis, the successful candidate should participate in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement, including exams and evaluation of teaching processes, and administration.

Diploma or master degree in mathematics, high level of competence in stochastics.

Additional qualifications:

  • Diploma thesis in mathematics
  • Knowledge of university structures and processes
  • 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 the graduate thesis,
  • list of publications and talks,
  • teaching record,
  • letter of recommendation.

Applicants will not be entitled to any refund of expenses incurred because of 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 24.01.2019, mentioning reference number 9285.

For further information please contact Krattenthaler, Christian +43-1-4277-50453, Kriegl, Andreas +43-1-4277-50644, 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: 9285