[Job offer] Student assistant for workshop organization

Posted on May 9, 2018

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.

We offer a

Student assistant position 
at Research Domain 2 Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities

within the ISIMIP - The Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project.

Period: July-October 2018 (potentially longer), 40 hours per months

We are searching for a motivated master’s or advanced bachelor’s student to support the project coordination and management in the organization of several workshops. The tasks include:

  • Communication with project partners
  • Workshop organization
  • Travel support
  • Website support

Requirements: High motivation, very good English skills and an ability to communicate with people from many different countries. Skills in using Google-sheets/docs and WordPress is an advantage. A background in forestry, geography, geoecology, soil sciences, or related subject is helpful, but not necessary. Communication will be in English and German.

PIK seeks to increase the share of women in scientific positions and therefore explicitly encourage women to apply. In cases of equal qualification and within the given legal scope, women will be given preference. Applications by persons with a migration background, provided they fulfill the conditions for appointment, are expressly encouraged. Applications of disabled persons with equal qualifications will be regarded favourably. PIK is also encouraging applications by parents returning from parental leave within the availability of financial resources.

Please send your full application as a single PDF document by Email (Reference: ISIMIP-SHK) by 27.05.2018 at the latest


Mr. Felix John


The size of the file should not exceed 15 MB.

For further informationen or to discuss the position please contact Mr. Felix John by email felix.john@pik-potsdam.de or by phone+49 (0)331-288-20846 (Mon - Thu).