Climate Impact Data Analyst (m/f/d)

Updated: 12 days ago

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.

For the EU-funded project ‘LOCALISED decarbonisation pathways for citizens, local administrations and businesses to inform and support mitigation and adaptation action’ PIK is offering a position as

Climate Impact Data Analyst (m/f/d)

(Position number: 23-2024 Data Analyst LOCALISED)

in Research Department 2, Working Group Urban Transformation, starting preferably as soon as possible.

The position is funded until the end of September 2025. Remuneration is in accordance with the German public tariff scheme (TV-L Brandenburg), salary group E 13. This is a full-time position with a weekly working time of 40 hours per week. The position can also be filled on a part-time basis.

Key responsibilities:

  • Processing and analyzing of climate impact data, especially climate extremes in the LOCALISED project for different use cases
  • Developing the planned tool named ‘LOCALISED Climate Action Strategiser’ (CAST) together with partners from other EU countries
  • Evaluation of existing models and theories, e.g. sectoral emission modeling for different urban sectors with a focus on extreme climate events
  • Leading problem solving within the project consortium with regard to data harmonisation and accuracy, as well as keeping an eye on the usefulness of the data for the purposes of the users


  • Master degree in forestry or agriculture or other landuse related subjects as well as climate or computer sciences
  • Very good skills in data processing and assessment of different data sources
  • Solid knowledge on data management, open data and related topics
  • Ability to work in a larger transdisciplinary research consortium, where solutions need to be coordinated among different partners
  • Technical skills like expierence in modeling (R, Python or other), GIS, GIT, open source software is very welcome
  • Very good knowledge in oral and written English

We expect:

  • the ability to work independently and on your own initiative
  • a methodical and systematic approach
  • structured and goal-oriented thinking
  • capacity to familiarise yourself quickly with new topics
  • creativity and openness to new approaches
  • a high level of competence in oral and written English
  • reliability, the ability to cope with stress, and a high level of motivation
  • willingness to travel for work (project meetings, workshops etc.) and take part in further training
  • capacity for teamwork
  • organisational talent

We offer:

  • the chance to be part of a creative, interdisciplinary team
  • a stimulating working environment in an internationally recognised research institute on Potsdam's beautiful, historic Telegrafenberg campus, a short commuting distance from Berlin
  • flexi-time and mobile working (up to 50% of your hours)
  • a collective pay scheme and associated benefits as well as a subsidy for the use of the public transport system via a company ticket or the Deutschlandticket Job.

PIK values equality and diversity. We encourage applications without photo. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of ethnic and social origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, care responsibilities, or age. PIK seeks to increase the share of women in scientific positions and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. In cases of equal qualification and within the given legal scope, women will be given preference. PIK also encourages applications by parents returning from parental leave.

Please apply by 08.07.2024 directly using our application form .The application process remains open until the position is filled.

If you hold an international higher education qualification, please also submit the Statement of Comparability from the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB) with your application. In the case that you do not yet have a ZAB Statement of Comparability for your qualification, please be aware that you  may need to request this if your application is successful. You can find further information on this website:

For further information about the project please see LOCALISED website . For requests regarding the position please contact Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kropp (content) kropp(at) or/and Christiane Walter .

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