[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Fellowships at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria

COFALA Aleksandra cofaleks at iiasa.ac.at
Mon Sep 12 06:28:45 MDT 2016

Postdoctoral Fellowships at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria
Postdoctoral Fellowships are available at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) for researchers in:
*         Natural and Social Sciences
*         Mathematical Sciences and Modelling
*         Interdisciplinary and Sustainability Sciences
*         Integrated Assessment
*         Management and Policy
IIASA located in Schloss Laxenburg near Vienna, Austria, provides full funding for a number of postdoctoral researchers each year. Scholars conduct their own research on topics closely related to one or more projects on IIASA's agenda.
Upcoming application deadlines:
            2016: 1 October
            2017: 1 April, 1 October
Postdoctoral positions are of up to 2 years' duration, and can begin up to 6 months after selection.
What is IIASA?
IIASA is an international institute engaged in scientific research that aims to provide support for policymakers on issues of importance in the following global problem areas:
*         Energy and Climate Change
*         Food and Water
*         Poverty and Equity
IIASA's research comes under the following programs:
*         Energy
*         Transitions to New Technologies
*         Advanced Systems Analysis
*         Ecosystem Services and Management
*         Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases
*         Evolution and Ecology
*         World Population
*         Risk and Resilience
*         Water
IIASA has four Futures Initiatives:
*         Arctic Futures Initiative
*         Tropical Futures Initiative
*         Economic Integration within European and Eurasian Space
*         Water Futures and Solutions
and three Cross Cutting Activities:
*         Accounting for Social Heterogeneity in IIASA Models
*         Systemic Risk and Network Dynamics
*         Equitable Governance of Common Goods

Who can apply?

Candidates should have their PhD at the time of taking up the appointment and are expected to have a proven record of research accomplishments, and a solid working knowledge of English. The typical period for IIASA-funded postdoctoral support is 12-24 months. Preference will be given to applicants who are nationals of countries where IIASA has a National Member Organization and who have held a doctoral degree for less than 5 years at the application deadline.

PLEASE NOTE: IIASA does not do lab-type research and as such does not provide any onsite lab-type facilities. Also: The fellowship requires you to be present at IIASA; if you need to stay away from the institute to do your research or expect IIASA to fund field research overseas please do not apply.

Once a proposal has been formulated we encourage communication with the relevant program representatives<http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/education/postdoctoralProgram/Apply/Post_Doc_Program_Representatives.en.html>. We suggest to look at the pdf version of the application form, frame the proposed research according to the questions there, and then send an introductory e-mail. This level of personal interaction is vital not only to discuss research ideas and ascertain their relevance to IIASA's scientific agenda but it also allows much more realistic formulation of research plans and expectations on the part of both IIASA and the applicant.

General Questions: pdocinfo at iiasa.ac.at<mailto:pdocinfo at iiasa.ac.at>
Website: www.iiasa.ac.at/postdocs<http://www.iiasa.ac.at/postdocs>

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