CALL for outstanding early-career scientists (2-8 years post PhD) in the field of „Environmental Systems Research“ within the framework of the Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators

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TU Wien is Austria’s largest institution of research and higher education in the fields of technology and natural sciences. With over 26,000 students and more than 4000 scientists, research, teaching and learning dedicated to the advancement of science and technology have been conducted here for more than 200 years, guided by the motto “Technology for People”. As a driver of innovation, TU Wien fosters close collaboration with business and industry and contributes to the prosperity of society.

Applications are being invited for outstanding early-career scientists (2-8 years post PhD), interested in building up their independent research group in the field of “Environmental Systems Research” at the TU Wien. This group should tackle fundamental questions in environmental and climate-related research. Research should aim to significantly expand current knowledge and views of fundamental challenges in this field. They should be addressed with a systems approach and preferably address question beyond individual disciplines. The inclusion of quantitative methods and modelling approaches that go beyond pure monitoring is strongly encouraged. Equally important as the research question in this call is the willingness of the candidate to actively participate in the larger inter/transdisciplinary research community of the host institution and to contribute to overarching research topics.

The aim of this announcement is to look for and attract exceptional candidates, in all topics and areas in Environmental Systems Research (e.g., natural sciences, engineering, social sciences), who, once selected, will then go on to submit an application in tandem together with an experienced scientist at TU Wien, for the call “Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators” by the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF):

Your profile:

  • Applicants should have exceptional promise, or a proven outstanding record of research achievement, within the field of “Environmental Systems Research”.
  • They should also provide strong evidence of their potential to make a significant contribution to substantial state-of-the-art scientific research questions in this particular research field. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply.

We offer:

  • In the case of a successful funding decision by the WWTF board, the research group will be financed for 6-8 years, with up to 1.6 million EUR being provided by the WWTF, and an additional contribution from TU Wien itself
  • The successful candidate will be offered a tenure-track position at the TU Wien

TU Wien is committed to increasing the proportion of women in particular in leadership positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to women when equally qualified, unless reasons specific to a male applicant tilt the balance in his favour.

People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university, Mr. Gerhard Neustätter.

Interested candidates should contact their possible host scientists at the TU Wien prior to application via online application “Apply now”. Please find a list of possible host groups:

Applications have to include: CV, publication list, list of relevant research projects, teaching activities (evaluations, if available) and supervised PhD students, as well as a short statement of the intended research project and, have to be posted under the respective Research Group Title to allow a clear assignment.

Application deadline is April, 27th 2022.

For Scientific questions please contact: The respective group hosts – please see “scientific contact” in each group description.

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