PostDoc or Junior Visiting Fellow Position – CEU, Vienna

Application deadline: Open until filled
Starting date: As soon as possible

Full- Or Part-time: Full-time, but Part-time applications will also be considered

The Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for a junior researcher or professional to work on the “BIO4EEB (BIO insulation materials for Enhancing the Energy performance of Buildings)” research project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon Europe framework.
The aim of this 4-year industry-academia collaborative research project is to evaluate alternative construction and insulation materials from the perspective of energy demand, climate change and environmental contexts. The CEU’s role is in building energy modeling as well as in lifecycle analysis.

Your duties and responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be the main CEU researcher on the project, guided by Prof. Diana Urge-Vorsatz. She/he will actively contribute to the project by co-developing the methodology, conducting the research, and ideally the modeling work for the CEU tasks in the project, as well as writing research reports as well as publications. The successful candidate will represent the project in selected scientific meetings.

Your skills and qualifications:
The successful candidate

  • has a PhD in a field related to the project (e.g. Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Energy, Modelling, Climate Change, Environmental Sciences or Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, etc.) or is willing to conduct PhD studies in environmental sciences,
  • has some programming skills ideally in Python,
  • can conduct research independently,
  • is able to write reports and scientific publications in English.
  • Knowledge of lifecycle analysis or building energy use, modeling, or energy modeling experience is a plus.

What we offer
We offer competitive remuneration as well as a dynamic and international academic environment and the possibility to gain experience with top-level academic research and institution building.
The contract can be an employment or a freelancer contract. The initial contract is for one year with the possibility of renewal.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • a letter of motivation,
  • a CV and
  • an academic writing sample on which they were the first author.

Please send your complete application package to: – including job code in subject line: 2023/006.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer and values geographical and gender diversity, thus encouraging applications from women and/or other underrepresented groups. Since CEU strives to increase the share of women in professorial positions, given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.
Previous training, work experience and/or engagement with matters of equality, diversity and inclusion at the organizational level will be an asset.

CEU recognises that personal and family circumstances shape the trajectory of one’s career and working patterns. We encourage applicants to detail periods of leave, part-time work or other such situations in their applications so that the Search Committee can assess an applicant’s academic record fairly in the context of their circumstances. Any declaration of personal and family circumstances is voluntary and will be handled confidentially and only considered in so far as it impacts on the academic career of an applicant.

About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States, Austria and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies. CEU offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of resident faculty from over 50 countries and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

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CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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