01 Feb 2024


University TU Wien

Application Deadline February 15, 2024

Original Job Offer

University Assistant (Prae-Doc)

TU Wien is Austria’s largest institution of research and higher education in the fields of technology and natural sciences. With over 26,000 students and more than 4000 scientists, research, teaching and learning dedicated to the advancement of science and technology have been conducted here for more than 200 years, guided by the motto “Technology for People”. As a driver of innovation, TU Wien fosters close collaboration with business and industry and contributes to the prosperity of society.
At the Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics, in the Research Unit of Probability, TU Wien is offering a position as pre-doc university assistant (PhD scholarship) limited to expected 4 years for 30 hours/week. Expected start: October 2024.
Conduct research in the field of probability theory, under the supervision of Prof. Fabio Toninelli (head of the Probability group)
Publish research results in peer-reviewed journals and obtain a PhD degree in mathematics
Tutoring of students, collaboration in the research unit’s teaching and organizational tasks
Participate in scientific events (conferences, workshops, summer schools, etc.)
Your profile:
Completion of a master curriculum in mathematics until the time of occupation
Strong motivation in working in the field of probability theory and, in particular, statistical mechanics
Strong background in probability and/or stochastic analysis
Fluency in English; knowledge of German is not required, but will be appreciated
We offer:
A stimulating research environment, within a young and very active research unit, well integrated in the wider Vienna mathematical community
A range of attractive social benefits (see Fringe-Benefit Catalogue of TU Wien)
Central location of workplace as well as good accessibility (U1/U4 Karlsplatz)
TU Wien is committed to increasing the proportion of women in particular in leadership positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to women when equally qualified, unless reasons specific to a male applicant tilt the balance in his favour.

People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university, Mr. Gerhard Neustätter.
Entry level salary is determined by the pay grade B1 of the Austrian collective agreement for university staff. This is a minimum of currently EUR 2,684.10/month gross, 14 times/year for 30 hours/week. Relevant working experiences may increase the monthly income.

We look forward to receiving your application until February 15th, 2024.