Offer 373 out of 566 from 06/01/22, 13:58


Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Faculty VII - Institute of Economics and Law / Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

Research Assistant - 0.66 working-time - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen - 1st qualification period (PhD candidate)

Working field:

  • Conduct research in economics in Linus Mattauch's Research Programme on "How inequality and identity impact global climate solutions - and what economics can do". Research topics include, but are not limited to (wealth) inequality as an obstacle to climate policy instruments (including in the Global South), public support for environmental policy, carbon pricing, economic approaches to urban transport and dietary shifts. (The research programme is in collaboration with the Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research and its Future Lab “Inequality, Human Well-Being and Development.”)
  • The position comprises the opportunity, but not the obligation, to teach on the Research Group’s courses in environmental economics.
  • The employee shall contribute to interactions with the public and policy institutions on the results of the research programme - including via blog posts, workshops, public talks.


  • Successfully completed university degree (Master, Diplom or equivalent) in economics or a closely related quantitative field (such as computer science, engineering, mathematics, philosophy, physics) or being close to obtaining one is a requirement.
  • Strong mathematical skills, including a strong focus on analytical solutions to economic models is a requirement, ideally with some programming skills.
  • An interest in economic policy and current public debates on the environment are necessary.
  • An interest in welfare economics and philosophy of economics, behavioural economics, policy-advisory work and public communication of climate policy is desirable.
  • A willingness to work in English every day is desirable.
  • Sufficient language proficiency to teach classes in both German and English is expected

Applications from abroad and diverse backgrounds are encouraged.

How to apply:

Applications (including a CV, a letter of motivation of no more than 2 pages, a writing sample (MSc thesis, seminar paper, accepted also in French, German or Spanish) and names of two academics referees (no letters from them required at this stage)) are to be sent only by e-mail to:

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To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.

Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident - Fakultät VII, Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre und Wirtschaftsrecht, FG Nachhaltige Nutzung natürlicher Ressourcen, Prof. Dr. Mattauch, Sekr. H 51, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin