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Researcher within the field of integrated risk assessment related to natural hazards

Eurac Research is looking for a

Researcher within the field of integrated risk assessment related to natural hazards
 
Eurac Research is an interdisciplinary research centre located in Bolzano, Italy. One research focus lies on the development and implementation of risk and vulnerability assessments in relation to natural hazards and climate change. Within the framework of the project "GreenRisk4ALPs", funded by the Alpine Space Interreg Programme of the European Commission, we are looking for a researcher for the integrated risk assessment in different test areas of the Alps.

Tasks:
· Methodological development and implementation of integrated risk assessments considering bio-physical as well as socio-economic aspects at various scales related to natural hazards and climate change. The work will be performed at the desk as well as in close cooperation with project partners, local experts and stakeholders
· Planning, organization and implementation of participatory events, such as workshops and focus interviews
· Data collection and information management within the scope of the project’s test cases
· Generation of project reports in English and support of administrative tasks
· Support of ongoing research projects within the context of risk & resilience analysis and climate change impacts
· Preparation of scientific publications and presentation of results at conferences

Requirements:

Essential
· Degree in Geography, Spatial Planning, Landscape Planning, Environmental Science or similar, preferable with a multi-disciplinary background
· Interest to develop new methodologies and to integrate conceptual models with qualitative, semi-quantitative and quantitative information
· Very good command of spoken and written English
· Written and oral command of one of the two main languages spoken in South Tyrol: German and Italian
· Team working, good communication with stakeholders and other international partners

Desired
· Knowledge about social-ecological systems in mountain environments
· Experience in risk assessments related to natural hazards and/or climate change
· Experience in scientific data analysis using GIS, statistical and/or data integration methodologies
· Experience in planning and implementing participatory events, such as workshops and focus interviews 

We offer:
· An interesting, highly responsible job in a young international and interdisciplinary team
· The opportunity for further qualification
· 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

How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit their online application (CV, cover letter and further relevant documents) within 31.10.2018 to the following email address: earth.observation@eurac.edu
Eurac Research
Institute for Earth Observation
Viale Druso 1 – 39100 Bolzano
Email: earth.observation@eurac.edu  - www.eurac.edu
Tel: +39 0471 055 370 / Fax: + 39 0471 055 389
For further information please contact Paola Winkler: Tel: +39 0471 055 370

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