- Advanced degree (master's or equivalent) in business administration, project management, or other relevant area.
- Demonstrated professional experience in providing management support to large-scale interdisciplinary research projects, encompassing partner coordination, financial planning, forecasting, budgeting, and reporting, and including the financial management of European grants (e.g., Horizon 2020 or similar).
- Full fluency in English with strong text editing skills; a good working-level of German is beneficial.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills on all levels.
- Excellent organizational and priority setting skills, and the ability to respond to deadlines in a timely manner.
- Demonstrated ability to work well independently and in close cooperation with others and maintain professional and productive relationships with staff from diverse nationalities and backgrounds.
- Strong IT skills, including advanced knowledge of standard MS Office products and experience with web content management systems is a strong advantage.
- Flexible working attitude and willingness to take on other tasks to benefit the group, program, and institute.
- Research background in citizen science, earth observation and/or nature-based solutions.
- Experience working with project management software (e.g., Microsoft Project, Asana, or others).
Candidates should be available to take up the position as soon as possible in 2023 (start date negotiable). We offer an initial fixed-term, full-time employment contract for four years, with the possibility for 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 (up to 100 days home office working within Austria possible).
This position is classified as a ''Professional" level post.
A full-time (40 hours per week), gross annual salary of minimum EUR 41,700.00, which is exempt from income tax in Austria.
The advertised salary is:
- 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.