Predoctoral Research Assistant

The Research Unit Applied Statistics (ASTAT) of the Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics, TU Wien, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Assistant and a Predoctoral Research Assistant position to start in February 2018.

Responsibilities: The successful candidates are expected to conduct research for the research project "Sufficient Dimension Reduction Methodology in Econometric Modeling and Forecasting," funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The research is expected to lead to publications and a PhD dissertation for the student.

Other skills: Knowledge of English is necessary.

Research Assistant / PhD Student: The contract is for a 30h/week employment as a PhD candidate for a period of 3 years. The monthly minimum salary is currently (in accordance with FWF) EUR 2.071,00 gross (14x per year). The successful candidate will have a completed master degree or equivalent (e.g., Dipl.-Ing., Dipl.-Inf.), preferably with distinction, in the following fields: Statistics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Computer Science, or equivalent university studies at home or abroad.

Post-doctoral Assistant: The contract is for a 40h/week employment for a period of 2 years. The successful candidate will hold a PhD and have an excellent research profile in Statistics, or a closely related field. The monthly minimum salary is currently (in accordance with FWF) EUR 3.626,60 gross (14x per year). Prior experience may result in higher salary.

Application Information: The application should include the following documents:

  • Statement of Research Interests,
  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • Dissertation, thesis or Master thesis,
  • Copies of academic credentials (with translation if not in English or German),
  • Contact information of two referees or two reference letters.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Please send your application documents as a single PDF file via e-mail to Raphaela Kucera (, including a brief cover letter in the main body of the email and subject: Application for FWF postdoc or FWF predoc position.

For further information, please contact the project leader, Prof. Dr. Efstathia Bura (

Job location: 
Research Unit Applied Statistics (ASTAT)
Wiedner Hauptstraße 8
1040 Wien / Vienna
Contact and application information
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Contact name: 
Professor Efstathia Bura
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