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 Innovation Systems and Policy is seeking to hire a new Ingenious Partner for our location in Vienna:

Scientist (m/w/d) für den Bereich Strategic Foresight

- Center for Innovation Systems & Policy -

  • Our center is a central node in international knowledge networks and think tank to support European and national research, technology and innovation policy.
  • As part of our international and interdisciplinary team of experts, you will deal with strategic foresight at the intersection of new technology and social change.
  • You will use your theoretical and practical knowledge to work out solutions to various problems by using innovative qualitative and participatory methods of strategic foresight and by establishing interfaces to quantitative methods.
  • You will develop future scenarios, deal with socio-economic and ethical implications of new technologies, formulate forward-looking recommendations for policy and society, and communicate them to decision-makers and stakeholders in a target group-specific manner.
  • You actively use your network to develop and implement projects of strategic foresight.
  • You will work closely with decision-makers on national and international research and advisory projects.
  • You will publish your research results in scientific forums and journals.
  • You will develop qualitative methods of strategic foresight and adapt them to the needs of European and national policy audiences.
  • Thanks to your competencies, you will be able to visualize research results with modern tools and handle social media.
  • Through your expertise, you will distinguish yourself on selected future issues of social and technological change.
  • Your work will play a significant role in in making future societal challenges to be understood.
Your qualification as an Ingenious Partner:
  • Social science or multidisciplinary degree, preferably PhD, specialized in the Strategic Foresight field and/or Innovation Systems Research
  • Several years of experience in the preparation and implementation of strategic foresight and policy advisory processes
  • Technical expertise in selected future technologies and topics, as well as good connections to relevant networks
  • Experience in taking on leadership tasks, very good organizational and communication skills and a high sense of responsibility
  • Excellent English skills in spoken and written; German knowledge is an advantage
What to expect:
The minimum gross annual salary according to the collective agreement is 53.382,--. 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 candidates!
Please submit your application documents including CV, motivational letter and certificates online.

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