Looking for: Research Assistant (m/f/d) for our Research Unit Structural Change and Innovation

Place of employment Berlin

  • Jobs 26.05.2021

Founded in 1991, the Wuppertal Institute sees itself as a leading international think tank for impact and application-oriented sustainability research. Its work focuses on shaping transformation processes towards a climate-friendly and resource-efficient world.


Your Tasks

The candidate should support various projects of the Research Unit Structural Change and Innovation within the Division Future Energy and Industry Systems. The research projects deal with the topics: global energy transitions, specifically coal phase-out, decarbonising industry and just transition.

You will work within the team of the Berlin Office of the Wuppertal Institute and support specifically with:

  • Literature and internet research
  • Support in the preparation of scientific texts
  • Preparation of presentations
  • Assistance in the organisation and implementation of events and workshops


Your Profile

  • You have good academic and analytical skills. You are currently studying political, social, natural, environmental sciences or a similar study programme - enrollment is mandatory for this position.You should have a high interest in sustainability topics: energy transitions, sustainable regional development, green jobs, just transition and the role of unions in the pathway towards a zero-carbon economy.
  • You have good communication and intercultural competences. You are a teamplayer, but able to work independently.
  • You have good German and very good English language skills (oral and written). Further language skills (specifically Bahasa or Hindi) are of advantage but not mandatory.
  • You are confident in the use of common MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Layout skills are an advantage.


What We Offer

During your work as a research assistant, you will gain insight and practical experience in the dynamic research area of sustainability and energy transitions. Our Berlin office is characterised by a collegial and international atmosphere. The position comprises 19 hours/week and is initially limited until 31/03/2022 (end of semester), but an extension is sought. Your working hours can be arranged flexibly.

We want to represent social diversity also in our team and welcome applications that contribute to this. We look forward to receiving your informative application documents (in a PDF file) by 27/06/2021, quoting reference number 299-21-SYS-SCI via our careers page.


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