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Position: Researcher in air quality and environmental policy modeling
Institution: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Location: Laxenburg, Wien, Austria
Duties: Support work on the improvement of ambient air quality calculation in GAINS, including source-apportionment analysis and validation, at different scales; Process and maintain large datasets, become proficient with a complex system model; Analysis and exchange with collaborating teams performing local air quality modeling at regional and local level; Contribute to the further development of the GAINS model capacity to represent and model concentration of air pollutants with a focus on particulate matter (PM2.5) and NO2; Develop new modeling approaches, and think critically and independently about own research; present work at scientific conferences and workshops
Requirements: A university degree in atmospheric sciences or in environmental engineering or other relevant field, and a strong research-oriented track record; Background in atmospheric science, focused either on air quality modeling, or analysis of air pollutant measurement data and source apportionment; Understanding of methods and data for calculation of emission inventories, including spatial and temporal distribution; Experience with maintenance and interpretation of large data sets. Experience with GIS systems is an asset
   
Text: Deadline: until filled APPLY 29-2022 APPLY 29-2022 Researcher in air quality and environmental policy modeling IIASA Pollution management research group The Pollution Management (PM) Research Group , within the IIASA Energy, Climate and Environment (ECE) Program is looking to recruit a motivated and talented researcher to work within a team modeling and analyzing the multiple benefits of environmental policy interventions. background The Pollution Management (PM) Research Group at IIASA is exploring the multiple benefits of measures to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases emissions, to inform decision makers about policy interventions that simultaneously meet multiple policy targets. Its Greenhouse gas - Air pollution Interactions and Synergies ( GAINS ) model identifies cost-effective portfolios of measures that reduce the health effects of human exposure to ambient and indoor air pollution and contribute to climate and development targets. The model has been operationalized at various spatial scales; from global, continental, national scales down to city level assessments. The purpose of the research is to inform policy efforts by providing region/country- and city-specific assessments including air quality and climate-air quality co-benefits. main duties Support work on the improvement of ambient air quality calculation in GAINS, including source-apportionment analysis and validation, at different scales. Process and maintain large datasets, become proficient with a complex system model. Analysis and exchange with collaborating teams performing local air quality modeling at regional and local level. Contribute to the further development of the GAINS model capacity to represent and model concentration of air pollutants with a focus on particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) and NO 2 . Develop new modeling approaches, and think critically and independently about own research; present work at scientific conferences and workshops. 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, skills and experience A university degree in atmospheric sciences or in environmental engineering or other relevant field, and a strong research-oriented track record. Background in atmospheric science, focused either on air quality modeling, or analysis of air pollutant measurement data and source apportionment. Understanding of methods and data for calculation of emission inventories, including spatial and temporal distribution. Experience with maintenance and interpretation of large data sets. Experience with GIS systems is an asset. Strong programming skills in structured languages such as Python, R or Matlab. Experience with relational (SQL-based) databases, and familiarity with the maintenance and analysis of spatially explicit datasets would be an asset. Experience in applying modeling approaches in real life problems; first-hand experience in developing countries would be beneficial. Full proficiency in English as working language combined with excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills. Ability to write in a clear and concise manner, and to present factual, data-driven information. Ability to think critically and independently about own research, and present work at scientific conferences and workshops. Ability to demonstrate initiative and work independently as well as in close collaboration with a team. 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 may be considered. 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 either a researcher(R1) or a research scholar(R2) according to the criteria described in the IIASA profiles for research careers . WE OFFER A gross annual, full-time salary of minimum : 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 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. The option to become a member of a wide range of IIASA clubs such as the tennis, music, soccer, and “women in science” club - to name but a few. 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: Gregor Kiesewetter , Senior Research Scholar, PM Research Group 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. At least one letter of recommendation. Deadline for receipt of applications: until filled 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. At least one letter of recommendation. Deadline for receipt of applications: until filled APPLY
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