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Position: Research Scholar in Migration and Sustainable Development
Institution: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Location: Laxenburg, Wien, Austria
Duties: Contribute actively to the research of the “Migration and Sustainable Development” Research Group, especially on topics related to the analysis of changing drivers of migration and forecasting; Harmonize and prepare geo-referenced environmental data and migration data from various sources; Conduct statistical analysis of micro and macro-level data, and contribute to the development of a migration database; Publish papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals; Present results at meetings and conferences; Collaborate and communicate with other researchers within the group, the program, and IIASA
Requirements: PhD in demography, quantitative social sciences, statistics, economics, sociology or other related fields; At least two years' experience in empirical research related to drivers of migration; Proven competence in statistics/econometrics; experience with relevant statistical packages e.g., R, STATA and/or SAS; Experience with data processing and statistical analyses; experience with handling large-scale datasets, micro and macro level data (climate and environmental data is an asset); Track record in research and publication output corresponding to the career stage of the successful candidate; Excellent command of written and spoken English
   
Text: Deadline: 2 December 2020 APPLY 23/2020 APPLY 23/2020 Research Scholar in Migration and Sustainable Development IIASA Population and just societies program Vacancy 23/2020 The Migration and Sustainable Development (MIG) Research Group, Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) Program is looking to recruit a Research Scholar to work on analysis of changing drivers of internal and international migration with a focus on global environmental change. BACKGROUND: The Population and Just Societies Program (POPJUS) is built on the strength of the institute's strong basis in demographic modeling and analysis of heterogeneity. Combined with the new focus on equity and justice dimension, POPJUS strives to provide empirical-based research using advanced data and methodological tools to deliver relevant results that can be incorporated into different models used in systems analysis and translated into policy-relevant outputs. As a key demographic component underlying population dynamics, insights on migration stocks and flows along with drivers of migration, allow for better understanding and forecasting of future population size, structure, and distribution. A major part of the work by the new Migration and Sustainable Development (MIG) Research Group, is studying direct and indirect pathways through which environmental changes affect migration, including conflict, agricultural production, or food price spikes. Different types of migration (e.g., voluntary and forced migration, internal and international migration) will be considered. The results are useful for designing an appropriate policy intervention on the right dimension. This contributes directly to the policy debate on migration and climate change adaptation. The Position: The successful applicant will join a migration modeling team whose work focuses on applying innovative demographic and statistical methods to estimate global migrant stocks and migration flows based on traditional and non-traditional data sources. Main tasks and Responsibilities: Contribute actively to the research of the “Migration and Sustainable Development” Research Group, especially on topics related to the analysis of changing drivers of migration and forecasting. Harmonize and prepare geo-referenced environmental data and migration data from various sources. Conduct statistical analysis of micro and macro-level data, and contribute to the development of a migration database. Publish papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals. Present results at meetings and conferences. Collaborate and communicate with other researchers within the group, the program, and IIASA. required skills: PhD in demography, quantitative social sciences, statistics, economics, sociology or other related fields. At least two years' experience in empirical research related to drivers of migration. Proven competence in statistics/econometrics; experience with relevant statistical packages e.g., R, STATA and/or SAS. Experience with data processing and statistical analyses; experience with handling large-scale datasets, micro and macro level data (climate and environmental data is an asset). Track record in research and publication output corresponding to the career stage of the successful candidate. Excellent command of written and spoken English. 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. appointment terms The selected candidate should be available to take up the position in March 2021. We will offer an initial 50% employment contract (20 hours per week) for one year with the possibility for extension thereafter. Duties will be carried out at the IIASA premises in Laxenburg, near Vienna in Austria. This position is classified as a ''Scientific level'' post. WE OFFER : A competitive salary which is exempt from taxation in the host country of Austria (subject to the principle of income aggregation) Educational subsidies for children of school age enrolled in private schools in Austria A generous annual leave allowance Tax free shopping privileges Moving and settlement allowances and paid home leave for employees in scientific and professional categories hired from international locations (rules apply) Assistance for newcomers to Austria with visa, work and residency permit applications Support finding accommodation in Austria Non-contributory group accident insurance coverage Details about further attractive benefits here . About IIASA IIASA is committed to a working environment that promotes equality, diversity, tolerance and inclusion within its workforce. This is reflected in our Core Values . We encourage qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, from all religious, ethnic, and social backgrounds to apply. In the case that candidates are equally qualified, preference will be given to applicants from countries where IIASA has a National Member Organization (NMO). Further Information For further information about this opportunity please contact: Dr. Raya Muttarak , Program Director, IIASA Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) Program. For general information: Name: Alia Harrison Function: Recruitment Coordinator Email: harrison@iiasa.ac.at Applications To apply for this opportunity, you will need to provide the following documents in English: A cover letter outlining your motivation for and fit to the position. Your Curriculum Vitae or Resume. The names, addresses (including e-mail), and telephone numbers of two work-related reference givers. Please do not include photographs. Deadline for receipt of applications: 2 December 2020 APPLY Applications To apply for this opportunity, you will need to provide the following documents in English: A cover letter outlining your motivation for and fit to the position. Your Curriculum Vitae or Resume. The names, addresses (including e-mail), and telephone numbers of two work-related reference givers. Please do not include photographs. Deadline for receipt of applications: 2 December 2020 APPLY
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