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open PhD positions (deadline 15.04.2020)

The Institute for Statistics and Mathematics at WU is currently inviting applications for five PhD positions (30 hrs/week).

Reponsibilities:
As a successful candidate you will be member of WU's newly founded PhD-label Mathematics in Economics and Business (a special track within the PhD Program In Economics and Social Science offering a modern interdisciplinary scientific education in the area of mathematics for economics and business, see www.wu.ac.at/en/statmath/phd-label-mathematics-in-economics-and-business).

You will carry out research work in the field of mathematics for economics and business in one of the research areas of the institute (stochastic processes and financial mathematics; statistics and computing; optimization), typically with a focus on applications in finance and economics.The research projects will comprise all aspects of applied mathematics, from model development and mathematical analysis to numerical implementation and statistical estimation of models.

Moreover, you will have teaching and supervision duties at the undergraduate level (2hrs of teaching per week).

Your profile:

  • MSc or diploma in applied mathematics or, alternatively, an MSc in either quantitative finance, quantitative economics, or statistics, with a strong mathematical background

  • Very good background in stochastics (probability theory and statistics)

  • Good English as well as good programming skills

  • Pedagogical and presentation skills

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German language skills are not a prerequisite. Some prior background in economics or finance is an advantage.

We offer a stimulating interdisciplinary research environment in an attractive city. For further information, contact either Prof. Kurt Hornik (Kurt.Hornik@wu.ac.at) or Prof. Rüdiger Frey (Ruediger.Frey@wu.ac.at). If you are interested in a job with diverse responsibilities in a pleasant, stimulating work environment, please submit your application by April 15, 2020 under www.wu.ac.at/jobs (ID 599).