- PhD degree (or equivalent) or master’s degree (or equivalent) plus research experience in a related field of physical sciences, natural sciences, or engineering, such as: climatology, environmental sciences, hydrology, civil/environmental engineering.
- Knowledge of hydro-climate processes, climate change impacts, extreme events and transfer of risk onto socioeconomic sectors.
- Programming and data science experience is essential. Ideally you have experience in Python with packages including xarray, pandas, numPy, sciPy, sk-learn.
- Knowledge of commonly required statistical methods including distributions, regressions, percentiles and return-periods. Experience with extreme value theory, de-trending, timeseries analysis, statistical downscaling, bias-correction and machine-learning techniques is a plus.
- Experience working with large gridded geospatial datasets (e.g., NetCDF) such as from GCMs, RCMs, and gridded hydrological models.
- Experience running gridded hydrological models is a highly desirable.
- Fluency in English, good presentation skills and experience writing publications.
- IIASA offers an interdisciplinary and international workplace, and the possibility to interact with researchers of different nationalities, with strong ties to a world-wide network of research institutions engaged in environmental systems research. The successful candidate must be able to work in, and have respect for, an intercultural environment.
The selected candidates should be available to take up the position in May/June 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. We offer an initial fixed-term, full-time (40 hours per week) employment contract for one year, with the possibility of extension thereafter. Applicants wishing to work part-time hours will also be considered.
Duties will be carried out at the IIASA premises in Laxenburg, near Vienna in Austria.
This position is classified as a ''Scientific level'' post.
A minimum gross annual salary of
EUR 40,000.00 (full-time).
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 allowance.
- 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.