Research Assistant (m/f/d)


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Research Assistant (m/f/d)

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 resourceefficient world.

Your Tasks
The candidate should support various projects of the research unit Structural Change and Innova-tion within the devision 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 organization 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 regi-onal 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). Lay-out skills are an advantage.

What we offer
During your work as a research assistant, you will gain insight and practical experience in the dy-namic research area of sustainability and energy transitions. Our Berlin office is characterized by a collegial and international atmosphere. The position comprises 19 hours/week and is initially limited until 31/03/22 (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 27/06/21, quoting reference number 299-21-SYS-SCI via our careers page: https://wupperinst.org/en/the-institute/career.

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