The Institute for Applied Remote Sensing is looking for a
Research associate - knowledge management in
the context of climate change
Who we are
EURAC is an interdisciplinary non-profit research centre situated in the heart of the Alps. The EURAC Institute for Applied Remote Sensing develops methods, tools, products and services for the Alps and other mountainous areas, addressing current environmental problems in the context of global change. One specific task is the development and implementation of risk and vulnerability assessments scrutinizing the potential impacts of natural hazards and climate change. As part of the research area 'Mountains' our institute strives for improved assessments of the interactions of environment and society in mountain regions.
What is the background of the position
Within the scope of the project C3-Alps (Capitalising Climate Change Knowledge for Adaptation in the Alpine Space) financed by the Alpine Space Programme of the European Territorial Cooperation (former INTERREG) the institute's group 'Risk, Vulnerability & Climate Change' is leading the work on knowledge inventory. Within the respective work package a synthesised state-of-the-art knowledge base regarding climate change impacts and adaptation in the Alps will be established and communicated to stakeholders and decision makers in an appropriate form. This task requires all the activities to fulfil as work package lead of a European project with a large consortium and the scientific analysis of selected topics in the field of vulnerability and risk to natural hazards and climate change.
What are the tasks?
- Scientific project management: responsibility for the implementation of a large work package of an Alpine Space project with 17 partners.
- Development and establishment of a knowledge inventory on climate change impacts and adaptation in the Alps.
- Scientific analysis of existing approaches, tools, models and applications for impact, vulnerability and risk assessments as well as natural hazard management focusing on Alpine regions.
- Contribute to the group's strategic objectives to continuously improve its scientific capacity in risk and vulnerability assessment tools and approaches.
- Support our team in project acquisition / writing project proposals.
- Master, diploma or comparable degree in a geo-scientific or other relevant field.
- Three years of work experience at least partly in the field of natural hazards or climate change impact research.
- Experience in project management combined with very good organisational skills.
- Very good knowledge of spoken and written English.
- Team skills and flexibility.
- Experience in knowledge management and systematisation of scientific results.
- Knowledge of one of the two main languages spoken in South Tyrol: German or Italian.
- PhD in a geo-scientific or other relevant field.
- Basic knowledge in GIS techniques and data management.
- An interesting, highly responsible job in a young international team
- State-of-the-art technical facilities (soft- and hardware, communication tools)
- Access to EURAC's numerous scientific and cultural facilities and events
- An attractive working place in a vivid city in the heart of the Alps with endless opportunities for skiing, hiking, climbing
The contract will start as soon as possible and will be issued for 2.5 years.
How to apply
Candidates should submit their application completed with cover letter, CV and publication list until 20.7.2012 in digital form (PDF) to the address below. Don't hesitate to contact us for any further questions.
European Academy Bolzano Viale Druso
1 - 39100 Bolzano, Italy
Tel: +39 0471 055 370
Fax: +39 0471 055 399
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