The Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW), Austria’s leading nonuniversity research and science institution, is offering a PHD STUDENT POSITION (F/M/X) (part-time / 30h per week) to join the Research Group Economic Demography, headed by Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, to work on the project “Ageing workers in the Austrian labour market - Linked Employer-employee Data Analysis (LEDA)” (a collaborative project with IWI) for two years.

Facing an ageing and shrinking workforce it is key to understand the productivity of older workers and to identify firm characteristics that allow older workers productivity not to decline, in particular so in times of accelerated digitalization and automation. Within LEDA we analyze the relationship between the age structure of the workforce and labor productivity/wages at the firm level in Austria drawing on a panel data set from 2009 to 2021 that will be built up within the Austrian Micro Data Center (AMDC).


Your profile:

• A Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Demography or a related field

• To have a pronounced interest in the field of population economics

• Programming skills in STATA or R or any other statistics Software

• To have a basic understanding of quantitative research methods (data analysis, econometrics) in economics

• Proficiency in German


Our offer:

• Interesting field of activity in a dynamic environment

• Flexible time arrangement

• Central downtown location

• Possibility to work independently

• Opportunity to attend a doctoral program at the University of Vienna


We offer a monthly gross salary of € 2.698,10 (30h per week, 14x times per year), according to the collective agreement of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.


Please send your application including a detailed CV, a letter of motivation and a copy of your Master’s thesis via e-mail to petra.schmutz(at) (mentioning Job ID: VID023DOC224) no later than April 17th, 2024. The positions will remain open until filled. Job interviews will take place either physically or via video call. The Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity. Individuals from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.


Economic Demography, Statistics


Vienna Institute of Demography at the Austrian Academy of Sciences




01. Juni 2024


17. April 2024


Petra Schmutz

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