IIASA Job Opportunity for a Research Assistant in Developmental Psychology (part-time)

IIASA Job Opportunity for a Research Assistant in Developmental Psychology (part-time)

Under the umbrella of the IIASA Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) program, the Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing (SHAW) research group is looking to recruit a research assistant for 32 hours per week (80% part-time) to work on psychological questions relating to sustainable human wellbeing in the context of the ERC Advanced Grant project on the “Demography of Sustainable Human Wellbeing” (EmpoweredLifeYears).

Main Tasks:

  • Under the direct supervision of the Principle Investigator (PI) of the project, participate in assessing changes over the life cycle in subjective wellbeing, as well as in cognitive skills.
  • Play a key role in conducting the focus group discussions, and analyzing their outcomes in the context of the case studies, in particular for the Nepal case study.

Required Skills:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in psychology, preferably developmental psychology.
  • Analytical skills for the statistical analysis of psychological and cognitive skills related data.
  • Fluent English language skills, and in addition other languages for field work in the case study areas where focus groups will be conducted (in particular, knowledge of Nepali would be beneficial).
  • The ability to prioritize workload in a pressured environment with competing demands and to manage timelines, deliverables and milestones will be essential in order to meet the requirements of the project; therefore, proven experience in project-oriented research work is also desirable.
  • IIASA offers an interdisciplinary and international workplace and the possibility to interact with researchers of different nationalities, with strong ties to a world-wide network of research institutions engaged in environmental systems research. The successful candidate must be able to work in, and have respect for, an intercultural environment.

The successful candidate will be offered an initial fixed term, 80% part-time employment contract (32 hours per week) for one year, with the possibility for extension thereafter. Further information can be found in the attached vacancy announcement or in the announcement on our webpage.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 27 January 2021.

For further information about this opportunity please contact:
Prof. Wolfgang Lutz
Senior Program Advisor
Email: lutz@iiasa.ac.at
POPJUS/Acting Research Group Leader SHAW

For general information about working at IIASA, please contact:
Alia Harrison
Recruitment Coordinator
Email: harrison@iiasa.ac.at

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