10 October 2017
The External Relations, Communications, and Library (ERCL) department at IIASA is hiring a science writer and editor. The successful applicant will be able to turn technical and scientific information into compelling narratives, for instance, feature or blog articles for scientists, policymakers, stakeholders, and the general public. They will also help scientists whose first language may not be English to produce clear and readable research papers for publication in scientific journals.
The science writer and editor must be an efficient, elegant writer with proven experience in science writing. In addition they should be passionate, even a stickler, about style and spelling and motivated to ensure consistency across all of IIASA publications.
The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position by December 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter) and will initially be offered a fixed-term contract for one year, with the possibility of extension thereafter.
IIASA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package (moving and settlement allowances, educational grants for children of school age, and five weeks’ annual vacation). The salary offered will be in the region of EUR 40,000 per annum depending upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. IIASA salaries are exempt from taxation in the host country of 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 send a cover letter and CV (Word or PDF) plus names and contact details of two work-related references via email. To complete your application, please also provide a written example of your work, specifically a feature article covering a scientific matter, written for the general public, no longer than 600 words (longer texts will not be considered) to:
Deadline for receipt of applications: 31 October 2017
For information about this position and IIASA's Communications Department, please contact:
Communications Manager Communications
Deputy Head External Relations Communications and Library
+43(0) 2236 807 319
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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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313