SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
Scientific excellence, visionary thinking, and management skills in interdisciplinary research and policy applications within an international setting are prerequisites for this position.
In particular, candidates should:
- Have extensive experience (preferably at least 15 years) in an international and multicultural research or academic environment, inclusive of PhD training, combined with a background in interdisciplinary research, preferably related to demographic research in the contexts of human well-being, equity and global change
- Have a well-established international reputation and recognition in their field
- Be cognizant of research opportunities in their field of research and recognize path-breaking solutions to research problems
- Be able to lead the execution of collaborative research projects
- Have credible science and team management experience combined with at least five years’ experience in a research leadership or staff management position
- Have a strong publication and citation profile in leading journals as lead author as well as experience in policy-related analyses
- Have significant demonstrated external grant raising competencies, also for self-initiated proposals
- Have strong networking skills with global, international, and national institutions and experience in interacting with policy and decision makers
- Be able to create an innovative, creative, and nurturing research environment
- Preferably be familiar with systems analysis, in particular soft systems approaches
- Have excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills including full fluency in the English language.
The successful candidate must be able to work in, and have respect for, an intercultural environment, and IIASA core values.
Duties will be carried out at the IIASA premises in Laxenburg (with the possibility of up to 100 home office days).
It is foreseen that the selected candidates will take up their positions by January 1, 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter).
The advertised minimum salary is:
- Exempt from income tax in Austria
- 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).