Donau-Universität Krems

Research Assistant Mineral Economics – Prae Doc (m/f/d)

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University for Continuing Education Krems

The University for Continuing Education Krems specializes in part-time academic continuing education. As a public university for continuing education, it works with its expertise in teaching and research to overcome societal challenges and tailors its study programs to address them. With 8,000 students coming from 85 countries, the University for Continuing Education Krems combines its many years of experience in university-based continuing education with innovation to provide outstanding quality in research and teaching at an international level. Situated 60 km from Vienna in the alluring world heritage region Wachau, Campus Krems is a highly attractive location.

The following position is available to strengthen our team of the Knowledge and Communication Management Department of our Faculty of Business and Globalisation:

Research Assistant Mineral Economics – Prae Doc (m/f/d)

30 hrs./week

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As part of the Transdisciplinary Laboratory for Sustainable Mineral Resources (SMR Td-Lab) and in collaboration with the Complexity Science Hub Vienna (CSH) you are working on state-of-the art complexity challenges in real-world settings. 
Particularly, you are expected to work on models that describe the dynamics of the reserves of mineral resources as well as their interdependencies with other parts of the economy. This includes research on sustainable development patterns as well as the analysis of economic and financial risk.

Your tasks

  • Work on Dynamic models which integrate reserve-resource dynamics of mineral raw materials, with a geological and economic/financial dimension and related systemic risk assessment as integral parts of a sustainable mineral resource approach
  • Deepen the understanding of the Phosphorus supply chain and the implications of a ‘Circular Economy’ orientation
  • Development of a framework for the analysis of reserve-resource dynamics

Your profile

  • Completed university studies (Master/Diploma) from the fields of economics or mathematics, physics, engineering, environmental sciences or computer science
  • Excellent knowledge of statistics/data analytics
  • Programming skills, for example in Matlab, Python, or R
  • Interest in environmental/resource economics and complex systems
  • Very good knowledge of English (min. C1)
  • Interest in inter- and transdisciplinary work

Your perspective

  • Part-time position (30 hours/week) initially limited to 2 years (possible extension up to a total of max. 6 years), with a minimum salary of EUR 3.277,30 gross per month on a full-time basis (classification according to collective agreement of universities §49 VwGr. B1), willingness to overpay with corresponding qualifications and professional experience
  • As a junior researcher we will support your potential application to the PhD program at our university
  • Innovative and modern working environment at the Campus Krems
  • Possibility of homeoffice and mobile working (max. 42% of working hours)
  • Very good opportunities for further education within the framework of our own study programs, extensive offer of workplace health promotion as well as the University Sports Institute (USI), own childcare facility "Campus Kids" (further information regarding registration and available childcare places as well as FAQs at: Campus Kids - University of Continuing Education Krems (

Persons with disabilities who meet the required profile criteria are expressly invited to apply for this position. 
The University of Continuing Education Krems sees high innovation potential in the diversity of its employees and is committed to diversity as a guiding principle.

Please note that proof of complete vaccination protection against COVID-19 and its maintenance, as long as the epidemiological situation in Austria requires it, is a prerequisite for employment at The University of Continuing Education Krems. Exceptions apply if vaccination is not possible for medical reasons (evidence by specialist confirmation). In all other cases, employment at The University of Continuing Education Krems is only possible if the candidate is willing to catch up on vaccination against COVID-19 as soon as possible and expresses that during the application procedure. When signing the employment contract, a corresponding written declaration of commitment must be signed.

We look forward to receiving your online application by 16 February 2023 via our online tool:


Research Assistant Mineral Economics – Prae Doc (m/f/d)
Donau-Universität Krems Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Str. Krems an der Donau, Österreich
2023-02-16 23:59:59
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