- PhD degree in hydrology, environmental science, environmental chemistry, engineering or a related field.
- Proven analytical skills and ease in manipulating large data sets and complex modeling systems.
- Experience with both river basin scale and global scale spatial hydrologic and water quality models.
- Strong interest and background in integrative systems analysis and development of tools to support water management decisions.
- Programming knowledge and proficiency (PCRaster, Python, Fortran, C/C++, or Java).
- Experience with geographic information systems (ArcGIS, or QGIS).
- Experience with concepts of subversioning, Git, GitHub, Jupyter Notebook and similar state of the art software development tools.
- Experience with specific domain knowledge on large-scale water quality modeling and assessment, water pollution management measures and remote sensing for water quality is an asset.
- Previous working or studying experience in East Africa is an asset.
- Ability to write reports independently, complying with donor requirements.
- Fluency in English is essential together with good presentation skills, and experience writing publications.
- 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 in December 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. We offer an initial fixed-term, full-time (40 hours per week) employment contract for one year, with the possibility of extension thereafter. Eligible applicants wishing to work part-time hours may be considered.
Duties will be carried out at the IIASA premises in Laxenburg, near Vienna in Austria.
The successful candidate will be appointed in accordance with the IIASA profiles for research careers.
- An international atmosphere and pleasant working environment in a historic market town surrounded by green areas.
- The possibility to contribute to environmental sciences for sustainability and global wellbeing.
- The opportunity to deepen and improve knowledge and scientific profile.
- Career development perspectives.
- An attractive salary which is exempt from income tax in Austria and negotiable, based on the qualifications, skills and experience of the selected individual and at least:
EUR 48,050.00 for R2 Research Scholars.
EUR 36,875.00 for R1 Researchers.
In addition, IIASA salaries are:
- 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.
- The possibility to work up to 100 days per year in home office (within Austria)
- Assistance for newcome or as soon rs to Austria with visa, work and residency permit applications.
- Support finding accommodation in Austria.
Further details here.