Message posted on 26/03/2024

Job Offer - Experienced Scientist (m/f/d) in the field of Societal Futures

Dear eurograd members,

We have a vacancy at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Vienna and are looking forward to hearing from interested applicants. Here you can find the application text:


  • As part of our Societal Futures research team, you will excel in an interdisciplinary and international team of experts supporting professional development.
  • You will work on research, innovation, and policy to support responsible and sustainable transitions (e.g., digital, green, and just transitions).
  • You will conduct creative and forward-looking research to investigate and respond to social, economic, environmental, and ethical implications of new technologies and other social change processes.
  • You will develop and apply inclusive foresight methods to improve policy and business decision-making.
  • You will acquire and lead projects with national and international partners.
  • You will engage decision-makers, stakeholders, and publics in the design, implementation, and sharing of research.
  • You will shape responses to current and future societal challenges at the science-policy interface.
  • You will make your results visible in the scientific community and at policy-relevant fora.

Your qualifications as an Ingenious Partner:

  • A Ph.D. with experience in the design and implementation of policy-relevant research. We are also open to more experienced candidates with a masters degree.
  • A minimum four years post-doctoral experience (for applicants with a Ph.D.) in acquiring and leading national and international projects, particularly at the European level. Additional experience will be expected of applicants with a master's degree.
  • Expertise in the social sciences with a futures focus. We are open to candidates from a range of backgrounds, but particularly science and technology studies, technology assessment, future studies, and innovation studies.
  • A visible position in relevant networks and communities of researchers working on, for example, emerging science and technology, geopolitical dynamics, systems of production and consumption.
  • Marked organisation and communication skills, interpersonal competences, and experience thriving in collaborative research environments.
  • Excellent written and spoken German and English language.

What to expect:

The minimum gross annual salary on a full-time basis (38,5 h / week) according to the collective agreement is EUR 57.890,--. The actual salary will be determined individually, based on your qualifications and experience. In addition, we offer various company benefits, travel support for conferences and networking, flexible working conditions including up to half-time home office in Austria, individual training and career development opportunities.

More information?

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Kind regards,

WENZEL MEHNERT Scientist | Societal Futures Center for Innovation Systems & Policy

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH Giefinggasse 4 | 1210 Vienna | Austria | Room 4.080 M +43 664 78588501 |

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