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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Faculty III - Institute of Energy Technologies / Decarbonized Energy Systems

Research Assistant - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen

part-time employment may be possible

Our research and project work focuses on systemic, economic and societal considerations of Community Energy, Renewable Energy Transformations and Adaptation to Climate Change. Through critical analysis and an interdisciplinary team of engineers, economists and social scientist, we investigate impactful and sustainable concepts depending on the local needs, priorities and resources. We collaborate with international partners in the areas of research, development cooperation, private sector and public organizations at various levels.
In several projects, we collaborate with the Berlin-based NGO Hudara gGmbH. Hudara is an independent and impartial organization that is committed to people whose lives are affected by poverty, conflict and climate change. The organization’s projects focus on issues such as community development, peaceful coexistence, well-being and mental health, climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as social and environmental justice. The aim of all action is to decentralize debates and interventions, strengthen horizontal lines of communication and work in close collaboration with people of the community and local initiatives. More information under www.hudara.org.
The website of our department at the Technische Universität Berlin is currently not available, due to the aftermath of a cyber-attack. We expect the website to be up and running at the end of 2021.

Funding
The Berlin-based organization Hudara is a consortium and project partner in both, the MAESHA and the ENERGICA project. Due to the close cooperation in the project, great synergies can arise, which will be tapped with the co-financing of this position. Therefore, Hudara gGmbH will fund 20% of this position and Technische Universität Berlin will fund 80% of this position. The funds for this will be provided by Hudara gGmbH to Technische Universität Berlin so that TUB can make a working contract for a 100% job position.

Working field:

The scope of the vacant position includes project tasks and project management within the European research projects "MAESHA" and "ENERGICA". This includes the co-ordination of the projects with the participating international partners as well as communication, proposal conception and coordination. Furthermore, there is the possibility to work on topics of climate justice, adaptation to climate change, community energy and energy transformations in the global south.

Requirements:

  • successfully completed university degree (Master, Diplom or equivalent) in economics, social sciences, humanities or natural sciences with relevant focus; above-average achievements desired
  • very good command of written and spoken English; good command of German
  • interest in project management tasks, administration, communication and coordination with external partners
  • interest in climate justice issues, climate change adaptation, community energy and energy transformations in the Global South

Optional Criteria
  • previous experience in project work with the Global South
  • experience abroad and insight into contexts of the Global South
  • knowledge of French or another language such as Swahili or Arabic

How to apply:

Please send your application with the reference number and the appropriate documents (in a single pdf file, max 5 MB) by email to Prof. Dr. Boris Heinz (maesha@ensys.tu-berlin.de).

By submitting your application via email you consent to having your data electronically processed and saved. Please note that we do not provide a guarantee for the protection of your personal data when submitted as unprotected file. Please find our data protection notice acc. DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation) at the TU staff department homepage: https://www.abt2-t.tu-berlin.de/menue/themen_a_z/datenschutzerklaerung/ or quick access 214041.

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 III, Institut für Energietechnik, FG Decarbonized Energy Systems, Prof. Dr. Boris Heinz, Sekr. TA 8, Einsteinufer 25, 10587 Berlin