Research Analyst (Climate change impacts and policy)

Climate Analytics

Berlin, , DE

Job description

We are seeking a Research Analyst in the field of Climate Impacts and Policy Analysis to support our science and policy teams. The successful candidate will join the team to implement the  highly  interdisciplinary  MAGIC  project  analysing  the  Water-­Energy-­Food  Nexus,  which  is  conducted in collaboration with several research partners across Europe. The project’s focus lies on analysing the implications and interlinkages of EU policies related to the Nexus, both through EU-­wide as well as case study analyses.

The  position  requires  strong  interest  in  interdisciplinary  work  and  willingness  to  take-­‐up  and  further develop quantitative as well as qualitative research methods spanning several disciplines. The  position  is  based  in  Berlin,  Germany,  and  will  require  close  collaboration  with  our  partners  and travel to project meetings across Europe. The fixed-­term contract of 24h/week provides the opportunity  for  the  candidate  to  pursue  a  doctorate  degree  in  collaboration  with  an  external  Academic institution.

Key responsibilities

  • Developing and conducting independent research based on the project requirements and deliverables, leading to scientific publications.
  • Close  collaboration with the European research partners as well as Climate Analytics’ Science and Policy teams, also beyond the project’s scope.
  • Preparation of project documentation and reports.

Your profile

  • A Master’s degree (or comparable qualification) in Political Science, Geography,Environmental Science or other related discipline.
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary work.
  • Ability and willingness to work both with quantitative as well as qualitative methods and to explore new approaches and methods.
  • Basic programming and spatial analysis skills are preferable; willingness to learn is required.
  • A well-­developed sense for team work and ability to interact with a diverse array of people.
  • Willingness to travel is required.
  • A doctoral thesis project (PhD) is strongly encouraged.
  • Excellent  English  writing and oral skills are a requirement; basic German skills are welcome, but not required.

We offer a positive and inspiring working atmosphere in an international team as well as insights into the international climate change negotiations and our support work for the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs).