[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Assistant - Risk and Resilience (RISK) Program, IIASA

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Thu Aug 25 10:45:08 MDT 2016

_Research Assistant - Risk and Resilience (RISK) Program_

IIASA's Risk and Resilience (RISK) program is offering a position for a 
Research Assistant to carry out applied research within its project on 
Flood Resilience.

The successful candidate will support the ongoing work of the Flood 
Resilience Alliance with a specific focus on measuring resilience and 
applying innovative crowdsourcing tools for assessing vulnerability and 
risk. Specific tasks include:

•Support with statistical analysis of an innovative approach for 
measuring community-level resilience

•Further development and application of crowdsourcing tools for 
assessing vulnerability and risk at community scales

•Contribute to the socioeconomic analysis and modelling of risks 
(building on IIASA’s CATSIM model)

•Publish (single and co-authored papers) in relevant journals/books and 
other media (e.g. press, internet)

•Present research results in international fora.

Applicants should have a Master's degree (or equivalent) in economics, 
statistics, geography or other relevant field. There is potential for 
integrating the research with PhD studies. It is highly desirable that 
the applicant has an understanding of the literature regarding current 
issues related to disaster risk management, climate change and 
resilience. Knowledge of both quantitative (e.g. statistics, modeling, 
GIS, risk analysis, stochastic simulation) and qualitative (e.g. 
interview techniques) research methods is essential. Finally, strong 
English language communication and writing skills are necessary, and 
proficiency in other languages is welcome.

Further details about this opportunity and how to apply can be found 

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