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Mer­ca­tor Rese­arch Insti­tute on Glo­bal Com­mons and Cli­mate Change (MCC) gGmbH - Cross-sec­tional unit: Policy Eval­u­ation Lab

The Mer­cator Research Insti­tute on Global Com­mons and Cli­mate Change (MCC) in Ber­lin is hir­ing a stu­dent research assist­ant to sup­port excit­ing sci­entific pro­jects that eval­u­ate causal effects of cli­mate policies. To this end, we com­bine big data with rig­or­ous eco­no­met­ric pro­gram eval­u­ation meth­ods. More inform­a­tion on our lab is avail­able here:

Stu­dent Research Assist­ant


Working field:

  • pre­pare rich data sets such as GPS move­ment data (big data) or admin­is­trat­ive microdata
  • get involved with pro­gram­ming and stat­ist­ical mod­el­ing
  • visu­al­ize data
  • pre­pare your mas­ter thesis (optional, but desir­able)


  • has a back­ground in eco­nom­ics, stat­ist­ics, quant­it­at­ive polit­ical sci­ence or related fields
  • has exper­i­ence work­ing with large data
  • has strong pro­gram­ming skills includ­ing R
  • has a strong interest in eco­no­met­rics and quasi-exper­i­mental meth­ods
  • has interest in or exper­i­ence with machine learn­ing
  • has interest in or know­ledge of Geo­spa­tial Inform­a­tion Sys­tems (GIS)
  • enjoys work­ing with senior research­ers in a cooper­at­ive envir­on­ment

What we offer:

  • a pleas­ant work atmo­sphere with ded­ic­ated and sup­port­ive col­leagues in a world lead­ing research insti­tute on cli­mate policy
  • mean­ing­ful involve­ment in a research pro­ject of imme­di­ate policy rel­ev­ance
  • access to high-per­form­ance cluster com­puters (e.g. for machine learn­ing applic­a­tions)
  • per­fect con­di­tions for the pre­par­a­tion of your Mas­ter thesis
  • flex­ible work hours at 12.68 € per hour (gross)
  • an attract­ive, cre­at­ive, and cent­rally loc­ated work­place at the EUREF – Cam­pus in Schöne­berg

How to apply:

The pos­i­tion is ini­tially lim­ited to 6 months, with at least 40 hours per month. Exten­sion of con­tract is pos­sible and desir­able. Please send a CV and a short let­ter of motiv­a­tion until 15th Novem­ber 2021 by email to: Dr. Nic­olas Koch,