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 sus-tainable 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 ex-cellent interdisciplinary research.
Student Assistant position CERES (m/f/d)
The position is initially limited to 6 months, extension of the contract is possible and desirable. The renumeration is calculated according to the requiremenst of the TdL. The current hourly rate for a student assistant with a Bachelor's degree is 12,72 €. This is a part-time position with a weekly working time of 10-20 hours.
- Get involved with programming, statistical modelling, and causal inference
- Visualize data
- Conduct literature research
- Prepare your master thesis (optional)
You are a Bachelor or Master student (and have):
- A background in economics, mathematics, computer science, statistics, quantitative political science, causal inference, or related fields
- Experience working with large data
- Strong programming skills including R or Python
- A strong interest in econometrics and quasi-experimental methods
- Interest in or experience with machine learning
- Interest in or experience with webscraping
- Is able to read and understand scientific literature
- Enjoys working with senior researchers in a cooperative environment
- The ability to work independently and on your own initiative
- A methodical and systematic approach
- Structured and goal-oriented thinking
- Capacity to familiarise yourself quickly with new topics
- Creativity and openness to new approaches
- A high level of competence in oral and written German and English
- Reliability, engagement, and a high level of motivation
- Capacity for teamwork
- Organisational talent
What we offer:
- The chance to be part of a creative, interdisciplinary team
- 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 directly via our application form. The advertising process will remain open until the position is successfully filled.
Only applicants who are resident in Germany can be considered.