Within a few years the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) has already established itself prominently in the climate policy research landscape, ranked as No. 2 of climate think tanks worldwide. MCC follows a unique research agenda that focusses on assessing the opportunities and risks of alternative development pathways and their implications for sustainable development. MCC's research is driven by policy relevance and is interdisciplinary in nature. MCC is a joint initiative of the Mercator Foundation and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and chaired by Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer. Cooperation with high-profile international partner organizations provides a network of excellence and foster the high quality of the research at MCC.
The MCC offers an attractive working environment featuring a young and dynamic working atmosphere in an interdisciplinary and international research institute, with frequent academic exchange with TU Berlin, University of Potsdam, the Hertie School and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
The Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Berlin, Working Group “Economic Growth and Human Development” offers one student assistant position (10 h/week).
The candidate should be enrolled in a university Master’s program and exhibit the following key competencies:
• Experience with Stata and household data analysis
• Background economics, agricultural economics or developing countries related issues
• Good English language skills
For application please send an e-mail to Mrs. Liane Otto: otto(at)mcc-berlin.net with an electronic application containing:
• Cover letter (short explanation of experience with household data and Stata, max 1 page)
• Transcript of records
The position is part of a research project on land taxes and sustainable development. Start of the position is as soon as possible. The contract duration will be three months. Remuneration is according to Studententarifvertrag des Landes Berlin (10,98 €/hour). The position remains open until filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Mrs. Liane Otto