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Position: Researcher - disaster and climate risk
Institution: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Location: Laxenburg, Wien, Austria
Duties: Support and enhance IIASA CatSim modeling for public sector disaster and climate risk stress-testing (using Matlab and Python programming languages); Model impacts of implemented or planned risk reduction measures on government’s fiscal position; Assess different scenarios of climate and disaster risk financing strategies in terms of their impact on resilience; Generate recommendations on Smart Support to maximize the broader resilience impact of public sector climate and disaster risk financing strategies; Publish (single and co-authored papers) in relevant journals/books and other media (e.g., press, internet), and present research results in international fora
Requirements: A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in economics, statistics, mathematics, geography or other relevant field(s); Programming and modeling expertise with e.g., MATLAB and Python is essential; An understanding of the literature regarding current issues related to decision-making on disaster risk management, climate change and resilience is highly desirable; An understanding of the literature regarding current issues related to decision-making on disaster risk management, climate change and resilience is highly desirable
   
Text: Deadline: 27 May 2022 APPLY 34-2022 APPLY 34-2022 Researcher - disaster and climate risk iiasa systemic risk and resilience (syrr) research group The Systemic Risk and Resilience (SYRR) Research Group within the IIASA Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) Program is offering a pre or post doc position for a disaster & climate risk analyst, with a focus on decision-making aspects. background The mission of the SYRR group is to contribute to transforming the way societies manage risks to economic, ecological, and social systems while confronting the global trends that are amplifying these risks. The program examines environmental and socio-economic interactions across multiple scales, providing the analytical foundation for improved management and governance of natural disasters, climate change, and technological and ecological transitions. Our specialty is applying advanced hard and soft systems science methods for assessing and analyzing risks and uncertainties, and designing risk governance processes, to improve policy outcomes on global change issues, such as extreme events, socio-economic development and environmental degradation. The project The successful applicant will join a transdisciplinary team to work on a project with the InsuResilience Solutions Fund (ISF) and the ETH, Zurich. The project will undertake macro-level socio-economic risk modelling, scenario assessment and policy analysis to understand how public sector climate and disaster risk financing strategies interact and complement risk reduction interventions to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable countries. IIASA will build on its CatSim Model to not only assess fiscal implications but also study broader resilience impact on the countries studied. The project will finally seek to develop recommendations on the design of smart support regarding comprehensive risk management for the case study countries. key tasks and responsibilities The successful applicant will work with the IIASA team and partners at ISF and ETH to Support and enhance IIASA CatSim modeling for public sector disaster and climate risk stress-testing (using Matlab and Python programming languages), Model impacts of implemented or planned risk reduction measures on government’s fiscal position. Assess different scenarios of climate and disaster risk financing strategies in terms of their impact on resilience. Generate recommendations on Smart Support to maximize the broader resilience impact of public sector climate and disaster risk financing strategies. Publish (single and co-authored papers) in relevant journals/books and other media (e.g., press, internet), and 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. qualifications and experience A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in economics, statistics, mathematics, geography or other relevant field(s). Programming and modeling expertise with e.g., MATLAB and Python is essential. An understanding of the literature regarding current issues related to decision-making on disaster risk management, climate change and resilience is highly desirable. An understanding of the literature regarding current issues related to decision-making on disaster risk management, climate change and resilience is highly desirable. Strong English and German language communication and writing skills are necessary, and proficiency in other languages is welcome. 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. We offer an initial fixed-term, one-year, full-time (40 hours per week) employment contract, with the possibility of extension thereafter. Eligible applicants wishing to work part-time hours will also be considered. The selected candidate could carry out the research as part of a PhD thesis. Duties will be carried out at the IIASA premises in Laxenburg, near Vienna in Austria (up to 100 days per year home office working within Austria possible). The successful candidate will be hired as a researcher (R1) or research scholar (R2) according to their corresponding profile in the IIASA researcher profiles for research careers . WE OFFER A minimum gross annual, full-time salary of: EUR 33,924.00 for R1 researchers EUR 44,204.00 for R2 research scholars IIASA salaries are: 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). 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 IIASA 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: Dr. Reinhard Mechler , SYRR Research Group Leader or Dr. Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler , Senior Research Scholar, SYRR. For general questions 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. Please do not include or submit documents with your photograph. Deadline for receipt of applications: 27 May 2022 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. Please do not include or submit documents with your photograph. Deadline for receipt of applications: 27 May 2022 APPLY
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