Funding, Study, Work Opportunities

2022

Application deadline: 02 January 2022

Job opportunity | International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

The Economic Frontiers Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis is looking to recruit a research scholar with a strong background in quantitative methods and empirical data for an interdisciplinary project (Sep 2021-Dec 2023) on just transitions to Net Zero Emissions.

The successful candidate will join the JustTrans4All project and support the project team with the empirical analysis of drivers of just energy transitions and resulting implications for wellbeing using international micro and macro level data and innovative statistical and econometric methods. The JustTrans4All project contributes to novel analyses of transition pathways that are socially and environmentally just. It will inform policy design aiming at achieving high levels of human wellbeing within planetary boundaries, in line with the UN 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. As a collaborative effort of three research programs at IIASA (Economic Frontiers (EF), Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE), Population and Just Societies (POPJUS)), the project aims at studying conditions that enable just transitions and developing a first comprehensive set of just transition scenarios towards a net-zero carbon society. For this, the interdisciplinary team combines soft-systems analysis approaches grounded in ethical reasoning with quantitative empirical and prospective modelling techniques.

For more information, see https://iiasa.ac.at/web/home/about/workingatiiasa/vacancies/Vacancies.html?jh=ruc9b5gm72m86awxfarptre28m3uggx

Deadline for receipt of applications: 2 January 2022

Location: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria