- Min. master's degree (or equivalent) in the social sciences, economics, geography or other relevant fields with increasingly relevant interdisciplinary expertise on climate risk and resilience assessments.
- Demonstrable experience conducting robust research.
Strong English communication and writing skills are necessary, and proficiency in other languages is welcome.
Previous experience of engaging with stakeholders across different levels as well as the knowledge of the EU climate policy landscape is desirable.
- Experience writing publications preferred.
- IIASA offers an interdisciplinary and international workplace, and the possibility to interact with researchers of different nationalities, with strong ties to a world-wide network of research institutions engaged in environmental systems research. The successful candidate must be able to work in, and have respect for, an intercultural environment, and IIASA core values.
The selected candidate should be available to take up the position as soon as possible in 2023. We offer an initial fixed-term, one-year, full-time (40 hours per week) employment contract, with the possibility of extension thereafter.
Eligible applicants wishing to work part-time hours will also be considered.
Duties will be carried out at the IIASA premises in Laxenburg, near Vienna in Austria (up to 100 days per year home office working within Austria possible).
The successful candidate will be hired in accordance with their corresponding profile in the IIASA researcher profiles.
A gross annual, full-time salary of:
Minimum EUR 33,924.00 for R1 researchers
Minimum EUR 44,204.00 for R2 research scholars.
IIASA salaries are:
- Exempt from income tax in Austria
- Negotiable, based on the qualifications, skills and experience of the selected individual.
- Subject to deductions for health insurance and/or social security.
- Not directly comparable with other employers in Austria, due to the unique legal status and privileges granted to IIASA.
- Subject to the principle of income aggregation (Progressionsvorbehalt in German).
- Educational subsidies for children of school age enrolled in private schools in Austria.
- A generous annual leave entitlement.
- Moving and settlement allowances and paid home leave for employees in scientific and professional categories hired from international locations.
- Assistance for newcomers to Austria with visa, work and residency permit applications.
- Support finding accommodation in Austria.
Further details here.