AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Scientist (m/f/d) for Innovation and Policy Research (Full-time / Part-time)

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We are Austria’s largest research and technology organisation and an international player in applied research for innovative infrastructure solutions. This makes us a powerful development partner for industry, civil services and policymakers - and a top employer in the scientific community. Our Center for Innovation Systems and Policy is seeking to hire a new Ingenious Partner for our location in Vienna:

Scientist (m/f/d) for Innovation and Policy Research (Full-time / Part-time)

- Center for Innovation Systems & Policy -


  • Our Center for Innovation Systems & Policy is a think tank in national and international research and innovation networks, and it is a key partner for public administration, companies, universities, and research institutions.
  • As part of our international and interdisciplinary team of experts, you will deal with current and future challenges in topics such as research, technology and innovation policy and societal transformation.


  • You will contribute to developing projects in a team in close cooperation with national and international customers.
  • You will apply qualitative and quantitative methods of empirical social research.
  • You will work on current research topics such as design and implementation of innovation policies, socio-technical systems, multi-level governance, stakeholder engagement, green and digital transition, AI governance etc. together with your team.
  • You will prepare research results and communicate them to decision-makers in politics, business, and science.


  • You will co-develop concepts for new solutions in the fields of research, technology and innovation policy.
  • You will evaluate the impact of existing innovation policies, programs, and initiatives, and derive recommendations
  • You will develop policy measures for research and innovation on the local, national and transnational level
  • You will publish results in scientific, policy oriented and social media channels.
  • You successfully contribute to the acquisition of projects and make an important contribution to strengthen the relations with our customer and partner networks.

Your quaifications as an Ingenious Partner:

  • Master's degree in a relevant social, economic, or political science or related fields, PhD of advantage
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with different projects in the above-mentioned fields, experience with interdisciplinary work is of advantage
  • Interests in applied research and innovation-oriented projects as well as transformative research
  • Qualification or experience in the application of interactive formats, e.g., workshops, webinars, social media
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to translate complex concepts into actionable policy recommendations.
  • Responsibility, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Excellent written and spoken German and English

What to expect:
The minimum gross annual salary on a full-time basis (38,5 h/week) according to the collective agreement is EUR 53.256,--. The actual salary will be determined individually, based on your qualifications and experience. In addition, we offer company benefits, flexible working conditions, individual training, and career opportunities. While we appreciate you to join our team in a full-time position, we also offer the option for working part time.
At AIT, the promotion of diversity is important to us - that's why we are especially looking forward to hearing from female applicants!
Please submit your application including CV, certificates, and cover letter in which you describe your specific research interests and your methodological strengths, online.



Scientist (m/f/d) for Innovation and Policy Research (Full-time / Part-time)
Giefinggasse 4 Wien, Österreich
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