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Position: Research Scholar FABLE Consortium
Institution: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Location: Laxenburg, Wien, Austria
Duties: Support the development of decision support tools within FABLE; Develop integrated economic models to assess resilience of food systems; Integrate climate information for place specific resource management; Contribute to publications in relevant journals/books and media engagement (e.g., press releases, web presence); Present research results in international fora; In line with the team spirit that prevails at IIASA, the incumbent may occasionally work on other tasks assigned by their superiors, that might not be directly related to this appointment but where the post holder has relevant experience and skills, and/or a shortage of immediate personnel capabilities requires such
Requirements: PhD (or equivalent) in economics, mathematics, statistics, agricultural economics, food security, sustainable development, geography or other relevant fields; Demonstrated ability to write scientific articles and contribute to science-policy reports in the area of sustainable resource management; Knowledge of spatial, econometric and mathematical modelling (optimization) methods is essential; Experience in agent-based modeling on farm scale using geographically explicit information is an asset; Knowledge of integrated modeling and its economic implications (e.g., trade) is essential. Demonstrated experience of hands-on integrated and multi-scale modeling will be considered an asset; Excellent English language communication and writing skills are necessary, and proficiency in other languages will be considered an asset
   
Text: Deadline: 21 October 2021 APPLY 35/2021 APPLY 35/2021 Research Scholar FABLE Consortium Exploratory Modeling of human-natural systems (EM) research group The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team to analyze agricultural production resilience considering market projections and international trade. Background The Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land, and Energy (FABLE) Consortium seeks to establish a model-aided decision-support environment for sustainable development pathways in the land use space in over 20 countries. FABLE brings together knowledge institutions from developed and developing countries to advance the analytical capacity for strategic land use planning. The FABLE Secretariat is jointly hosted by the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. We are looking to fill a post-doc position to work the IIASA FABLE team. The successful candidate will join IIASA as part of the Exploratory Modeling of Human-natural Systems (EM) Research Group within the Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) program . main tasks and responsibilities The incumbent will support mostly country level modeling work, and be part of the FABLE global coordination team. Supporting other projects related to country level and subnational natural resource policy planning will also fall into the remit of this position. Specific tasks of the selected candidate include but are not limited to: Support the development of decision support tools within FABLE Develop integrated economic models to assess resilience of food systems Integrate climate information for place specific resource management. Contribute to publications in relevant journals/books and media engagement (e.g., press releases, web presence) Present research results in international fora In line with the team spirit that prevails at IIASA, the incumbent may occasionally work on other tasks assigned by their superiors, that might not be directly related to this appointment but where the post holder has relevant experience and skills, and/or a shortage of immediate personnel capabilities requires such. required skills and Qualifications PhD (or equivalent) in economics, mathematics, statistics, agricultural economics, food security, sustainable development, geography or other relevant fields Demonstrated ability to write scientific articles and contribute to science-policy reports in the area of sustainable resource management Knowledge of spatial, econometric and mathematical modelling (optimization) methods is essential Experience in agent-based modeling on farm scale using geographically explicit information is an asset Knowledge of integrated modeling and its economic implications (e.g., trade) is essential. Demonstrated experience of hands-on integrated and multi-scale modeling will be considered an asset Excellent English language communication and writing skills are necessary, and proficiency in other languages will be considered an asset 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, and IIASA core values . appointment terms The selected candidate should be available to take up the position as soon as possible in 2021. We offer an initial fixed-term, full-time (40 hours per week) employment contract for one year, with the possibility of extension thereafter. Eligible applicants wishing to work part-time hours may be considered. Duties will be carried out at the IIASA premises in Laxenburg, near Vienna in Austria. The corresponding profile for this opportunity is R2 according to the IIASA profiles for research careers . IIASA does however, reserve the right to hire a researcher with a lower profile, and at a corresponding lower salary than the minimum stated below, if the qualifications and professional experience of the selected candidate do not meet the criteria described in the researcher profiles adequately. WE OFFER : A minimum gross annual salary of EUR 43,000.00 (full-time), which is exempt from income tax in Austria. 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). In addition: Educational subsidies for children of school age enrolled in private schools in Austria. A generous annual leave entitlement. 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 . 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 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: Valeria Javalera , Research Scholar, Exploratory Modeling of Human-natural Systems (EM) Research Group For general information about working at IIASA, please contact: recruitment@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 A detailed Curriculum Vitae The names, addresses (including e-mail), and telephone numbers of two work-related reference givers. Deadline for receipt of applications: 21 October 2021 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 A detailed Curriculum Vitae The names, addresses (including e-mail), and telephone numbers of two work-related reference givers. Deadline for receipt of applications: 21 October 2021 APPLY
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