IIASA Postdoctoral Program: Call for Applications

bridges vol. 10, June 2006 / Noteworthy Information

IIASA_Laxenburg_captionThe International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA ) provides full funding for two young postdoctoral scientists during their research at IIASA. IASA is a non-governmental research organization located in Laxenburg near Vienna and sponsored by its National Member Organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. It conducts interdisciplinary scientific studies on environmental, economic, technological, and social issues in the context of human dimensions of global change.


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The goal of the IIASA postdoctoral program is two-fold:

  • to encourage and promote the development of young researchers and offer them the opportunity to further their careers by gaining hands-on professional research experience in an international scientific environment; and
  • to enrich IIASA's intellectual environment and help achieve research program goals.

Fields & Duration
Candidates for the IIASA Postdoctoral Program can apply to work with any of IIASA's research programs or special projects (overview of IIASA's research activities). The typical period for IIASA-funded postdoctoral support is 12 to 24 months.


Applicants must have an advanced university degree equivalent to a Ph.D., a proven record of research accomplishments, and a solid working knowledge of English. Preference will be given to nationals from countries where IIASA has an National Member Organization, and those who have held a doctoral degree for less than five years at the application deadline.Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • the quality of their proposed research;
  • the relevance of the research proposal for ongoing or planned research activities at IIASA. Proposals relevant to two or more IIASA programs are encouraged;
  • the candidate's academic merit and potential for successful research while at IIASA;
  • a demonstrated ability to think and work independently as well as in a team;
  • the candidate's depth of experience with interdisciplinary research; and
  • the degree to which a candidate would contribute to the long-term balance of postdoctoral positions in terms of programs, gender, and country of origin.

More detailed information on the goals, conditions and eligibility, application procedure, and the contact information can be found at IIASA's Web site: http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Admin/YSP/pdoc/index.html.

Applications will be accepted until August 15, 2006, with the decisions made by September 15, 2006.{/access}