FAM-ily  

Financial and Actuarial Mathematics  
at Vienna University of Technology, Austria  

 
2009-11-26

PhD Position [3 y]

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the group of "Industry, Energy & Environment", at the Department of Business Administration of the University of Vienna, Austria. The position is part of the project "Energy Policies and Risk Management for the 21th Century", funded by the "Wiener Wissenschafts and Technologiefonds" (WWTF) in the 2009 "Mathematics and ..." call. The project is a joint effort of the University of Vienna (Department of Statistics and Decision Support Systems & Department of Business Administration) and the University of St. Gallen. A copy of the project description is available upon request. The place of work is Vienna.

The position is limited to three years and paid according to the current (2009) FWF salary guidelines http://www.fwf.ac.at/de/projects/personalkostensaetze.html, i.e. the starting monthly gross income is 1830.60 EURO (see http://www.bmf.gv.at/service/anwend/steuerberech/bruttonetto/_start.htm for calculation of net income). Teaching assignments are possible and will be paid separately. Some additional funds will be available for conference participation, research visits abroad and other research related expenses.

Requirements
(1) Master's degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Economics or Business Administration.
(2) A sound understanding of the principles as well as the (mathematical) methods economic modeling and/or statistical methods and optimization techniques.
(3) Fluency in spoken and written English.
(4) Experience with statistical software as well as high level programming languages (such as MATLAB and S-Plus) is a plus.
(5) The Applicant should have a strong interest in the topic of the research and is ready to pursue a PhD as part of his/her work on the project.
(6) Candidates must already be authorized to work in the EU.

The application will consist the following documents in form of a single PDF document
(1) A concise application letter (max 1 page) describing yourself, research interests, and motivations for joining the project.
(2) A detailed curriculum vitae.
(3) Scanned image of the master's degree certificate (aggregate grade as well as grades obtained in each course should be mentioned in the CV if not listed in the certificate),
(4) Contact information of two references and ideally letters of recommendation from each reference.

The application should be sent by email (no paper application) to david.wozabal@univie.ac.at, with a cc to franz.wirl@univie.ac.at by latest 15th of January 2010. The shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews by 18th of January 2010, and interviews will be held shortly after.

The official starting date for the project is 1st of March 2010 and the selected candidate is expected to join by that date or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications not adhering to the above-mentioned guidelines will not be entertained. NO AGENCIES!

Dr. David Wozabal
Department of Business Administration
University of Vienna
Brünner Straße 72
A-1210 Wien, Austria
E-Mail: david.wozabal@univie.ac.at
Homepage: http://homepage.univie.ac.at/david.wozabal/

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