Student assistant with Bachelor degree (m/f/d)

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

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 project “Green Vision Central Asia: Bridging science and capacity building for safer future - Integrated water resources management strategies across competing sectors and transboundary dialogue in Central Asia under climate change”, PIK is offering a position as a

Student assistant with Bachelor degree (m/f/d)

(Position number: 18-2022-SHK Green Vision)

The position is funded until 31 December 2022 with the option of extension. The remuneration is calculated according to the requirements of the TdL. The current hourly rate for a student assistant with a Bachelor's degree is 12.37€ . A working time of 10 hours/week is planned.

Key responsibilities:

  • Implementation of visualisation techniques with d3js and Python of climate and climate impact data
  • Data preparation in ASCII and NetCDF format for the KlimafolgenOnline web portal
  • Further development of the web portal KlimafolgenOnline and integration of visualisation techniques

Requirements: You are an enrolled master student in the field of Computer Science or Natural Science and you have the following qualifications

  • Programming experience with JavaScript and Python
  • Programming experience with d3js, C++, C#, Unix shell programming, NetCDF (optional)
  • Web design (optional)
  • GIS systems such as ArcGis or QGis (optional)
  • Experience with the development of visualisation techniques (optional)
  • Knowledge of Russian, Tajik, Uzbek, Turkmen or Kyrgyz language (optional)

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
  • the ability to work in a team

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 40% of your hours)
  • a collective pay scheme and associated benefits

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. Applications by persons with a migration background are expressly encouraged. Applications of disabled persons with equal qualifications will be regarded favourably. PIK also encourages applications by parents returning from parental leave.

 Please apply by 20.5.2022directly using our application form.

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 will need to request this if your application is successful. You can find further information on this website https://www.kmk.org/zab/central-office-for-foreign-education.html.

For further information or to discuss the position please contact Dr. Iulii Didovets via didovets(at)pik-potsdam.de.