12 December 2017
The Ecosystems Services and Management Program (ESM) conducts research on ecosystem management for provision of services related to fiber, food, water and energy, in connection to the economic, societal and environmental changes. The Program is renowned for his expertise on long-term global change of agriculture and forestry systems and builds its expertise upon a pluridisciplinary team where quantitative analysis plays a strong role, with a wide spectrum of models, from detailed process based biophysical models to global economic models. The Program is strongly connected to the international academic community, placing emphasis on transdisciplinary synergies and applied approaches. The work accomplished has long been recognized through regular publications in high-ranking scientific journals. In addition, the ESM Program has been invited to participate in numerous policy-oriented consultations and large scale scientific exercises.
ESM is offering several positions for Research Scholars in Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use Economics. The successful candidates will be working on further developing and implementing the partial equilibrium model GLOBIOM, and applying it in the framework of international research projects in which the Program is involved. Depending on the competencies of the candidate, he/she will be assigned to one of the following research streams:
We seek motivated and independent research scholars able to work autonomously in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment.
The successful candidates will be offered a full-time position with an initial contract of one year, with the possibility for extension thereafter.
IIASA offers a competitive salary (based on qualifications and experience) together with a benefits package which includes moving and settlement allowances. IIASA salaries are exempt from taxation in Austria, but subject to the principle of income aggregation.
IIASA is committed to a working environment that promotes equality, diversity, tolerance and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply. In the case that candidates are equally qualified, preference will be given to applicants who are nationals of IIASA member countries.
To apply, please email a cover letter and résumé, two recent examples of research work plus names and full contact details (including email addresses) of three work-related references to:
Recruitment Coordinator Human Resources
+43(0) 2236 807 286
Review of applications will be ongoing until the posts have been filled.
For information about this position, please contact:
Deputy Program Director Ecosystems Services and Management
+43(0) 2236 807 511
Research Scholar Ecosystems Services and Management
+43(0) 2236 807 405
About Laxenburg (near Vienna)
IIASA is located in a former 18th century imperial palace of the Habsburg Monarchy in Laxenburg, Austria about 15 km from Vienna. The facility has been gratefully provided by the host country Austria to the International Scientific Community. According to Mercer’s 19th annual Quality of Living survey, Vienna occupies first place for overall quality of living for the eighth year running in 2017. The survey covers 231 cities worldwide and is based on 39 criteria such as political and social, economic, educational, and environmental factors. Vienna has all the facilities of a modern, progressive city, in the heart of Europe.
While famous for its concert venues, opera houses, theaters, and museums, Vienna also provides opportunities for great outdoor activities on nearby Lake Neusiedl, the Vienna Woods, and the Alps.
Vienna has a wealth of different research and international governmental institutions, permitting extensive dialogue at local and international level between scientists and policymakers.
For general information about our Institute and its research activities, please visit our IIASA Web site.
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Last edited: 12 December 2017
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313