12573 - Climate Resilience Researcher

Venezia, Italy, Italy
Full Time
Mid Level

CMCC Position
Climate Resilience Researcher
Deadline: July 1st, 2024


Are you ready to join a dynamic team where your proactiveness and management prowess can translate directly into tangible outcomes in the research field?

Our Institute for Climate Resilience (ICR) is looking for a new position of Climate Resilience Researcher, located in Venice, responsible for contributing to in the ongoing international/European research projects in the field of risk governance, disaster resilience, civil protection, disaster risk reduction, and climate adaptation.

CMCC Foundation is a cross-cutting scientific research center on climate change and its interactions with the environment, society, the world of business, and policymakers. Our work aims to stimulate sustainable growth, protect the environment, and develop strategies for the adaptation and mitigation of climate change. CMCC's core objective is to conduct cutting-edge science, to train the next generation of scientists at both national and international levels, and to be a beacon for climate modelling.

CMCC pursues fundamental and applied science with utmost scientific integrity, prioritizing data-driven science and providing data, information, and research results that can support informed public debate and decision-making processes. To achieve climate research objectives at the highest international standards, we invest in training all our talents, and strive to create a workplace where everyone can excel.

At CMCC you will find a strong, professional environment. Join an inclusive community that values diversity, where every voice is heard and respected. Help foster a culture of innovation and societal change, where individuals from all backgrounds can thrive and succeed.

To learn more about this opportunity and submit your application, please refer to the following:

The Climate Resilience Researcher will be involved in the ongoing international/European research projects in the field of risk governance, disaster resilience, civil protection, disaster risk reduction, and climate adaptation.

The Climate Resilience Researcher is responsible of:

  • Conduct in-depth research and analysis in the field of multi and systemic risk governance.
  • Assist in the development of innovative frameworks and methodologies to assess and evaluate disaster and climate risks.
  • Conduct risk management capabilities assessments to identify resilience pathways.
  • Assist in the development of policy recommendations for better risk governance/climate resilience and evidence-informed decision making processes.
  • Support stakeholders’ engagement initiatives to strengthen the science-policy interface and promote cross-sectoral collaboration among key actors in the field of DRR/CCA.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and external partners to design and implement EU-funded projects focused on risk governance and climate resilience.

  • PhD degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Urban Policies and Planning, Political Science (or similar subjects) with good knowledge of disaster/climate risk management, or as an alternative, at least 5 years relevant working experience in the field of disaster risk management/climate change adaptation with a comparable publication record;
  • Background in or good knowledge and experience in disaster risk management, civil protection and climate change adaptation; experience in collaborating with public institutions and key stakeholders in the field of disaster risk management and climate change adaptation, experience in conducting risk assessments;
  • Quantitative skills, including geospatial analysis (knowledge of programming in R and Python is not strictly required but would be an asset);
  • Very good knowledge of English, knowledge of other foreign languages is an asset;
  • Experience and attitude towards interdisciplinary team working
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving attitude.

  • Please note that this opportunity will be issued both internally and externally. 
  • The appointment period will be initially of 12 months starting from August 2024, with a gross annual salary range of 32.000 – 45.000 Euros. Tenure can be granted from 2 to 4 years after being appointed as a junior researcher.
  • Welfare package
  • Flexible working time as per internal policies.
  • Support during the immigration process, if needed.

Belonging to legally protected categories (ex L. 68/99) will constitute a preferential condition.
Some fiscal benefits could be applied for repatriated workers or foreign researchers/professors, having the requirements defined by Dlgs 147/2015 (for repatriates) or Dl 78/2010 (for foreigners).
CMCC is an equal-opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, familial status, and other legally protected characteristics. Please omit from your CV any data you or we might consider discriminatory.
This job announcement is an invitation to express interest in the above-mentioned CMCC Position.

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