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University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Statistics and Operations Research
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 as soon as possible of a
University Assistant (prae doc)
at the Department of Statistics and Operations Research
Reference number: 9275
The position is meant to support a young scientist through her/his Ph.D. research. Employment (30 hrs/week) is based on a 4-year contract.
The successful applicant will enter the department's Ph.D. program and is expected to work on high-dimensional statistical methods involving the LASSO and related shrinkage estimators, with a particular emphasis on the development of inferential procedures in that context (Teaching to the extent regulated by the collective bargaining agreement).
A Master's or comparable degree in statistics, mathematics, or a closely related discipline (completed or pending completion); a solid background in statistics and probability theory; and promising potential for original research.
Good command of English, and Computer Skills will be considered as additional assets.
To receive full consideration, applications must include vita, transcripts, at least three letters of reference, and a research statement.
Main research field
Special research fields
Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (
http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 30.01.2019, mentioning reference number 9275.
For further information please contact Leeb, Hannes +43-1-4277-38620.
The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (
http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). 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.