Student assistant in the research project Regional Planning for the Expansion of Renewable Energies

Job offer of the IZT - Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment gemeinnützige GmbH

  • next possible date until 30.12.2023 - extension possible
    • About 45 hours per month

        Brief description of the project:

        In the EmPowerPlan project (, the IZT is responsible for the socio-scientific monitoring and transdisciplinary application of an interactive web app for collaborative planning of energy systems at regional level. The aim is to use a digital communication tool, together with the regional planners responsible for land use planning for the expansion of renewable energies, to reduce regional conflicts and acceptance barriers. The web app is intended to visualise national and regional expansion targets for renewable energies and to facilitate discussions on regionally negotiated land use planning against the backdrop of overarching expansion targets of the energy transition. IZT's monitoring of the participation process is examining the effectiveness of the web app and testing its transferability to other regions.

        Your tasks:

        • Qualitative and quantitative literature and document analysis 
        • Support in the implementation, evaluation and documentation of expert discussions and workshops (preparation of questionnaires, evaluation, interviews)
        • Establish a contact database on planning stakeholders and support regular communication with them via newsletters etc.
        • Creation of graphics and collaboration on scientific texts, presentations, posters and other communication materials

        What we expect:

        • Completed bachelor's degree, preferably in the field of environment and sustainability, renewable energies or industrial engineering or comparable courses of study
        • Independent work, quick comprehension and interest in scientific work 
        • Confident handling of the applications of the MS Office package (especially Excel) or comparable programmes and with literature and internet research (citavi, search engine queries). 
        • Knowledge of and interest in databases, open source and data (R, models, QGIS) as well as programming (phyton, html) are an advantage.

        We offer you:

        • Varied tasks for an institute that conducts research on socially relevant and current projects
        • Very good working atmosphere and competent supervision by academic staff in a committed, interdisciplinary team
        • Appreciative work and feedback culture as well as competent supervision by academic staff in an innovative, non-profit research institution
        • Workplace at an attractive location in the south of Berlin and possibility of mobile working by arrangement

        Your application:

        Please send your complete application documents (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae in table form, information on the field of study, certificates and grade reports) as PDF (max. 5 MB) by 31 March 2023 by e-mail to or submit them via our online application tool.

        For further information please contact Melanie Degel, Head of Research "Energy, Climate & Infrastructure": m.degel(at), T 030.803088 -22.

        We strive for diversity and gender equality and welcome applications from all backgrounds. Applications from people with severe disabilities will be given priority if they are equally suitable. 

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