Student Assistant Climate Change Mitigation

Deadline: 04.08.2019
Start: as soon as possible
Location: Berlin
Terms: Student working contract with 15-20 hours/week. Currently we can offer a contract limited until the end of this year. There is a prospect of extension and we are interested in a longer cooperation.
Requirements: EU citizen or existing work permit for Germany.

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We offer

  • Insights into a diverse range of topics and activities. As student assistant you will support with regard to a range of projects and will be able to gain knowledge on diverse topics and train your related skills to carry out activities in these projects.
  • A job with purpose. With us you will work in a team of engaged people and with your skills you can make a positive contribution to our work in the field of climate change. Working at the science-policy interface, our projects aim to be highly policy relevant.
  • Insights in the UN climate change negotiating process. Climate Analytics is strongly involved with supporting smaller and poorer countries in the international climate negotiations and identifying potential for smaller and larger emitters how mitigation ambitions can be scaled up to achieve the 1.5°C target as defined in the Paris Agreement.
  • A positive and inspiring working atmosphere with an international team in Berlin. Our offices are located close to Moritzplatz and Kottbusser Tor in the heart of the lively Kreuzberg, surrounded by a dynamic start-up scene and easy to reach by public transport.
  • For the time being, we offer a contract limited until the end of this year. There is a prospect of extension and we are interested in a longer cooperation.

Job description

Climate Analytics is currently looking for a Student Assistant (15-20 hours/week) to join its Climate Policy Team to work on projects related to climate change mitigation, decarbonisation policies, co-benefits and energy policy. You would work on projects dealing with emissions reduction potential in transport and building sectors, assessment of energy and climate policies of the major emitters, and other areas.

Your main tasks are related to projects on climate change mitigation and co-benefits (i.e. positive side effects of climate policy e.g. in the form of air pollution and health benefits, job creation and energy security) as well as Renewable Energy policy.

  • You support team members with data collection and data analysis (in Excel, R and/or Python).
  • Literature research, review and synthesis of relevant literature is a regular part of your work.
  • You contribute to drafting reports and other documents (briefings, presentations, etc.) and also in formatting and editing of briefings, reports and articles prepared by the team.
  • Administrative support for the team (e.g. organization of meetings and workshops, set up calls) is also part of your tasks.

Your profile

  • You are enrolled as a student at least until end Winter semester 2019/20.
  • You have excellent knowledge of particularly Excel and other Microsoft Office Applications (mandatory).
  • You have excellent analytical and quantitative skills as well as strong writing skills. Knowledge in data analysis and statistics are a strong asset.
  • You are interested in climate science (social and/or natural sciences) and climate policy.
  • You have experience with reference management tools (e.g. Mendeley, Zotero).
  • Our working language is English. Therefore, fluency in English is necessary. German is an asset, but not required. Other UN languages (especially French and Spanish) are an asset.
  • You are motivated and flexible and have an ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of economics and energy policy issues and especially renewable energy would be an asset.
  • Experience with data analysis software and programming skills in R and Python, as well as knowledge of energy system modelling or Integrated Assessment Modelling would be an asset.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Claudia Neumann ().

Please apply exclusively using the application form. Applications by email or by post can unfortunately not be processed.

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