Offer 286 out of 522 from 15/09/23, 11:35


Insti­tut für Kli­ma­fol­gen­for­schung - Science

The climate needs bright minds. The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) addresses crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts and sustainable development. It is one of the world's leading research institutions in its field and offers natural and social scientists from around the world an inspiring environment for excellent interdisciplinary research.

Student Assistant position FutureLab CERES (m/f/d)


(Position number: 40-2023 SHK FL CERES)

Working field:

  • Reviewing and collecting literature and data on sociopolitical barriers and enablers of the energy transition and climate policy
  • Synthesizing findings from the academic literature around just transitions, the Green New Deal, and inclusive green growth (including governance strategies, public perception, media discourses, and political economy aspects)


You are a Bachelor or Master student (and have):
  • A background in economics, political science, public policy, sociology, or related fields in the social sciences
  • Familiarity and competency conducting large literature reviews in the social sciences.
  • Experience conducting development or climate policy research in the Global South (contextual knowledge of South African or Indonesian politics or media is a plus)
  • Knowledge of Python or other programming languages for conducting text analysis (or an interest in learning) is also a plus.
  • Should be able to be physically present at our offices in Potsdam and/or at MCC in Berlin on a weekly basis.

What we offer:

  • The chance to be part of a creative, interdisciplinary team
  • Support with completing your Master's thesis if it is related to our research
  • A stimulating working environment in an internationally recognized research institute on Potsdam's beautiful, historic Telegrafenberg campus, a short commuting distance from Berlin
  • Flexi-time and mobile working

How to apply:

Please apply by 15.10.2023 directly using our application form.
Only applicants who are resident in Germany can be considered.