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Research Analyst for the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)

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Sectors Environmental, CSR & Sustainability
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 05/01/2014
Company Name Potsdam - Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
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Research Analyst for the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)

To support Professor H. J. Schellnhuber until 31 October 2016, with immediate effect. WBGU is an independent scientific advisory council, which regularly publishes reports and policy papers as guidance to the German federal government. Such reports include scientific evidence, assessments, identification of research deficits, and recommendations for political action with respect to global environmental change.

The job offers interdisciplinary teamwork in close contact with the Advisory Council members and their support staff and with the Secretariat of the German Advisory Council on Global Change. The content is highly diverse and depends on the Council’s current focal points. A close cooperation with the working groups at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research is intended.

The position requires



  •  a university degree and first scientific experience,
  •  appropriate understanding of climate and environmental topics,
  •  the readiness and ability to quickly assimilate knowledge in new scientific areas, to investigate and critically evaluate the latest state of research, and to assess its relevance for politics and society,
  •  strong team and communication skills,
  •  excellent German and English language and writing skills for the preparation and revision of expert reports.



Remuneration is in accordance with the TV-L salary scale at level EG 13.

PIK seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Applications of disabled persons with equal qualifications will be favorably regarded.

Please understand that we can only return documents that are sent by mail, if you enclose a self-addressed stampedenvelope.

We are looking forward to receiving your application no later than 05.01.2014 (incoming mail):

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact research (PIK)

Dr. Daniel Klingenfeld, Head of Director’s Office

P.O. Box 60 12 03

14412 Potsdam

or via email to: klingenfeld@pik-potsdam.de

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