We are Austria’s largest research and technology organisation and an international player in applied research for innovative infrastructure solutions. This makes us a powerful development partner for industry and a top employer in the scientific community. Our Center for Energy is seeking to hire new Ingenious Partners for our location in Vienna:

Senior Scientist (m/f/d) for Urban Climate Simulation and Impact Assessment

Digital Resilient Cities

  • You will be part of a multidisciplinary team focusing on the development of new approaches and solutions for climate-responsive cities around the world.
  • You will be pioneering new ways how cities can combat climate change with novel methods.
  • You lead a group of experts and closely work with our team of urban planners, data scientists, environmental experts as well as water and energy specialists.
  • You design, acquire and lead national/European research as well as client projects.
  • You push the boundaries of cutting-edge regional, urban and microclimate simulation by co-developing and improving climate models.
  • You extract regional climate simulation results as forcing data for our model runs to perform impact analysis and assessments for various urban scales.
  • You explore and interpret climate change signals not only as time series but as spatial patterns, comparing historical data with future climate scenarios.
  • You develop climate adaptation and resilience strategies for regional and urban scales applying climate models tailored to the local needs.
  • You motivate, lead and develop an interdisciplinary team of researchers and supervise PhDs.
  • You become a known player in the Austrian and European urban climate research community.
  • You publish the findings from research projects in top peer-reviewed journals and present research result at international conferences.
Your qualifications as an Ingenious Partner*:
  • PhD in Meteorology, applied physics or related disciplines
  • Several years of proven experience in regional, urban and microclimate simulations and climate models for different scales (e.g. WARF, Cosmo CLM and Palm4you, Solweig, Envimet, Grasshopper tools)
  • Profound knowledge in the assessment of climate models and the exploration of simulation results
  • Experience in analysing extreme events and climate hazards through spatial impact and risk assessment
  • Proven experience in developing and managing complex research projects and proven competence in leading and developing teams in a research environment
  • Proven track of scientific publications and experience in conducting workshops and scientific talks
  • Very good communication and presentation skills in German and English

What to expect:
The minimum gross annual salary according to the collective agreement is EUR 61.320,--.The actual salary will be determined individually, based on your qualifications and experience. In addition, we offer company benefits, flexible working conditions, individual training and career opportunities.

At AIT, the promotion of women is important to us - that's why we are especially looking forward to hearing from female applicants!

​Please submit your application documents including CV, motivational letter and certificates online.

Interested in our Research Field? Then please check out our additional positions:

Scientist (m/f/d) for Urban Data Platforms: https://jobs.ait.ac.at/Job/130755
Senior Scientist (m/f/d) for Urban Data Platforms: https://jobs.ait.ac.at/Job/130756
Research Engineer (m/f/d) for Urban Climate Modelling and Assessment: https://jobs.ait.ac.at/Job/130753

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