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Insti­tut für Kli­ma­fol­gen­for­schung - Science

The climate needs bright minds. The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) addresses crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts and sustainable development. It is one of the world's leading research institutions in its field and offers natural and social scientists from around the world an inspiring environment for excellent interdisciplinary research.

Student assistant position PREVIEW (m/f/d)

(Position number: 11-2024 SHK Preview)

Working field:

Key responsibilities:

  • support the qualitative validation of a climate-conflict vulnerability index
  • contribute to i) the design of the validation concept by researching existing approaches, and ii) to its implementation
  • conduct systematic research on climate and conflict driven risks in several countries and/ or regions of interest
  • support the team in organizing an international workshop as part of the qualitative validation



  • you study political science, geography, economics, sociology, or a comparable field of study. Candidates in technical or scientific programs are welcome to apply if they can demonstrate comparable competence
  • knowledge in the field of climate change impacts or peace and security (preferably both), acquired e.g. via initial professional experience and/ or major fields of study
  • you are familiar with citation databases and literature research
  • you are able to document your work clearly and accessibly
  • you have first experience in qualitative research
  • first experience in project management and/ or the organization of events is an advantage
  • strong analytical and writing skills in English are required.

What we offer:

We expect:

  • the demonstrated ability to analyse complex phenomena from different perspectives
  • a methodical and systematic approach
  • structured and goal-oriented thinking
  • capacity to familiarise yourself quickly with new topics
  • creativity and openness to new approaches
  • high reliability
  • capacity for teamwork
  • organisational talent

How to apply:

Please apply by 21.04.2024 directly via our application form below the job advertisement on our website. We can only consider your application if you are registered at a German university.