Working at IIASA

IIASA is located in the inspiring surroundings of the Schloss Laxenburg (Laxenburg Castle) on the edge of beautiful and extensive park grounds.

Working Environment

The small market town of Laxenburg is just 20 kilometers from the center of Vienna, Austria, one of Europe's most beautiful cities. Since 2009, Vienna retains the top spot as the city with the world’s best quality of living according to a world-wide Quality of Living Survey by the William M. Mercer Institute. 

Employee Benefits

IIASA employees enjoy an attractive package of benefits which include among others:

  • A competitive salary which is exempt from taxation in Austria (subject to the principle of income aggregation); 
  • A generous annual leave allowance;
  • Non-contributory group accident insurance coverage;
  • Tax free shopping privileges;
  • Partial reimbursement of private school fees for schooling in Austria or for German language tutoring of children enrolled in public schools.

Scientific and professional staff hired from international locations also receive relocation allowances and paid home leave.

Employee well-being

We are strongly committed to a working environment that promotes equality, diversity, and tolerance and take the well-being of our staff very seriously. The Institute provides lots of amenities to its employees to ensure a pleasant and healthy working environment. We have
our own catering facilities and a subsidized restaurant offering a choice of international and Austrian specialties daily (Monday through Friday). We have a fully equipped gym, tennis courts, lunchtime yoga and keep-fit classes, and a visiting occupational physician.

Social Activities

Thanks to the IIASA Staff Association (STAC) and its enthusiastic Social Committee, the IIASA community enjoys all manner of social and cultural gatherings. Here to name but a few of these activities:

  • Canadian pancake breakfast;
  • American Independence (July 4th) celebrations;
  • Wine tasting trips;
  • Staff soccer and volleyball matches;
  • Triathlon;
  • International dinner;
  • Thanksgiving lunch;
  • Christmas lunch/ball.

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Last edited: 11 March 2015


Alia Harrison

Recruitment Coordinator

Human Resources

T +43(0) 2236 807 286

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313