The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) is an education, advisory and research institute part of Erasmus University Rotterdam. For 60 years, it has been our mission to develop human and institutional capacities, to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life in cities.
About the Role
HS is looking to fill the position of Academic Assistant within the Urban Sustainability and Climate Change Resilience department.
What You're Gonna Do
This Academic Assistant will contribute to the educational, research and advisory activities in which the department is engaged in the field of, among others, urban sustainability, urban environment, urban climate change, green infrastructure and nature-based solutions, urban land, water, waste and energy nexus, and urban resilience.
We are looking for a candidate who:
- Holds a master’s degree in environmental sciences, engineering, economics or other disciplines related to urban management, urban sustainability, urban environment and urban climate change and has a maximum of two years post-graduate work experience.
- Has a proven background on and interest in aspects of urban sustainability, urban environment, urban climate change, green infrastructure and nature-based solutions, urban land, water, waste and energy nexus, and urban resilience.
- Has international experience in a multicultural environment, has a creative and problem-solving attitude, and is able to work independently and as part of a team.
- Has excellent knowledge of GIS (ArcGIS or QGIS).
- Has excellent quantitative skills (statistics and econometrics) and ideally has knowledge of R or Python or Stata.
- Has excellent command of spoken and written English with fluency in other languages desirable.
What We Offer
The candidate must be in possession of a Dutch residence permit or be an EU citizen. The position is available in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, starting for a period of 1 year, with a possible extension of employment for a maximum of 3 years, and is based on 40 hours per week.
Remuneration will be in line with the responsibilities of the role and related to the work experience of the candidate. For full-time employment, the minimum gross monthly salary is € 2.367 and a maximum of € 3.196 based on 40 working hours per week and on a salary scale of 7 of the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities (CAO NU).
The ideal starting date would be November 2021.
For further information on the position, please contact Dr Alberto Gianoli at [email protected]
Applications should be submitted no later than 22 October 2021 by email to [email protected]
Please add ‘Academic Assistant, Urban Sustainability and Climate Change Department’ to the subject line.
Please send a cover letter (with clear description of your motivations for applying for this position) and detailed CV including the names and contact details of two referees to the email above.
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