The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.09.2021 of a
at the Department of Demography
Reference number: 12079
The Department of Demography, a subunit of the Faculty of Social Sciences, is looking for a doctoral student who will be part of the ERC consolidator grant team BIC.LATE “Biological, Individual and Contextual factors of fertility recovery” (PI: Eva Beaujouan, http://www.wittgensteincentre.org/Jacomo/upload/about/erc-bic-late-eva-beaujouan-description.pdf).
The doctoral student will particularly focus on the analysis of the individual factors of fertility across ages, across country contexts. Knowledge of multilevel analysis and standard demographic techniques will be appreciated, as well as curiosity about the drivers of fertility in the high-income countries.
Applicants should have a clear doctoral intention and demonstrate teamwork and interpersonal skills as well as enthusiasm for excellent research. The person will have the opportunity to conduct scientific research in a motivated and committed research team. The duties also include participation in project administration.
- The “prae doc” will be working on Work Package 2 of BIC.LATE, analysing the individual factors of fertility across ages and countries, as well as individual partnership and fertility behaviour at later ages.
- Preparation/completion of a dissertation (the conclusion of a dissertation agreement within 12-18 months is expected)
- Publication of four research articles and presentations in international conferences
- Integration into the research project’s team through collaboration in research
- Involvement in research administration (e.g., preparation of meetings, workshops, conferences. website…).
- Completed master's degree in demography, sociology, another master that includes a demography course, or similar.
- Excellent knowledge of quantitative data analysis
- Knowledge of multilevel analysis and/or event history analysis
- High level of written and oral expression in English
- Interest in the study of fertility in the high-income countries
- Ability to work in a team and social competence
- Good organization in work
- Willingness to continue education and attraction for research
Documents to be submitted:
- Letter of intent
- (Scientific) curriculum vitae
- Degree certificates and academic transcripts (copies)
- Reference letters or names of reference persons
- 1 or 2-page essay about the drivers of fertility postponement and recuperation in the high-income countries
For further information please contact Heike Barakat (email@example.com), +431515817708.
Main research field
Special research fields
Other Social Sciences
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 27.06.2021, mentioning reference number 12079.
For further information please contact Barakat, Heike .
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.