Research Associate in Digital Ecosystems

University of Economy Vienna Institute for Digital Ecosystems


Teaching and research associate

  • Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Research, development, teaching
  • Part time
  • published till: 15.02.2023
You want to understand how things are connected and make a fundamental impact? We offer an environment where you can realize your full potential. At one of Europe’s largest and most modern business and economics universities. On a campus where quality of work is also quality of life. We are looking for support at the

Institute for Digital Ecosystems
Part-time, 30 hours/week
Starting March 01, 2023, and ending after 6 years

You want to work in a dynamic, open-minded and highly motivated team? Expect exciting research projects with a focus on Behavioral Decision Making, Digital Ecosystems, Data Science, Decision Support, and Online Consumer Behavior.

What to expect

  • Research life: Collaborate with your colleagues on ongoing research projects at the Institute. Support Institute research projects and set up your own projects with a focus on topics in Behavioral Decision Making, Digital Ecosystems, Data Science, Decision Support, and Online Consumer Behavior
  • Teaching: Plan, create and teach courses
  • Supervise students: Advise students and co-supervise their theses and exams
  • Build a personal network: Use the pre-doc phase to start building your personal network with contacts in research, industry and business
  • Organizational and administrative support: Support workshop and conference organization and work together with the Institute team on general tasks
  • Writing a dissertation: You will be investigating your research topic and spending a third of your working hours on writing your dissertation.
  • Exciting research projects on digital ecosystems in a variety of contexts (e.g., financial, consumer, workplace) from a variety of perspectives (e.g., de-biasing and nudging, algorithm development, interface development, adaptive systems design, biosignal processing) with a variety of research methods (e.g., experiments, design science)
    • Opportunity to explore your own interests in this broad research area.
    • Interdisciplinary research is encouraged.
    • Small team with intensive research mentoring
    • Participation in international conferences (e.g. ICIS, ECIS)
    • International research network with the opportunity for research visits to network partners

What you have to offer

  • Academic degree: You have completed a master's degree that qualifies you for enrolling in a PhD program in one of the following subject areas:Language skills: You are fluent and able to express yourself very well in both spoken and written English. 
    • Information Systems, Business Informatics
    • Information Technology, Software Engineering, Computer Science
    • Social and economic sciences (e.g. Business Administration, Management or Economics)
    • Psychology (e.g. Organisational or Business Psychology) 
  • Additional skills: Experience and intermediate to very good skills in at least one of the following areas is an advantage:
    • Teaching (e.g. prior experience in tutorials, workshops)
    • Data science and statistics (including R or Python)
    • Software engineering (e.g. Java, Python)
    • Experimental research (e.g. behavioural and experimental economics, psychology)
    • German language
Do you want to join the Digital Ecosystems team?Then please submit your application including
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter
  • Transcript of your ongoing or finished Master’s Study
  • If applicable: certificate(s) or references for additional skills

What we offer you

  • A top business and economics university with renowned experts on the faculty and a diverse range of subjects, triple accredited
  • Excellent infrastructure, both technologically and architecturally, and a wide range of WU service units
  • Diversity and appreciation in an open-minded, inclusive and family-friendly environment
  • Flexibility and individual freedom thanks to flexible working hours
  • Inspiring campus life with over 2,400 employees in research, teaching, and administration and approximately 21,500 students on a conveniently located, architecturally unique campus in the heart of Vienna
The minimum monthly gross salary amounts to €2,293.95 (14 times per year). This salary may be adjusted based on job-related prior work experience. In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive social benefits.

Do you want to join the WU team?
Then please submit your application by  February 15, 2023 (ID 1629).
We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Our goal is to make sure it is safe for students and employees to study and work on campus in person. Therefore, WU recommends to ensure sufficient vaccination protection against Covid-19 at all times.

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