Ecologic Institute conducts inter- and transdisciplinary environmental research. The experts at Ecologic Institute also prepare political analyses and function as consultants. Ecologic Institute operates branches in Berlin, Brussels and Washington DC. In its role as a private, independent organization, Ecologic Institute is dedicated to the preparation of relevant sociopolitical aspects of sustainability research and contributing new knowledge to environmental policy. Innovative research methods, an orientation on practice and a transdisciplinary approach ensure scientific excellent and social relevance. The work done at Ecologic Institute covers the spectrum of environmental topics and includes the integration of environment-related issues into other political spheres.

Ecologic Institute was founded in 1995 and collaborates closely with other European and international bodies, including active participation as a member of the Ecological Research Network (Ecornet). Today, the more than 100 individuals at Ecologic Institute work in a variety of international and interdisciplinary project teams.

For our office in Berlin, we are currently looking to hire an

Junior Researcher (m/f/d) in the field of Economics of Climate Policy

The Environmental Economics team at Ecologic Institute is looking forward to receiving applications from young professionals with environmental policy expertise and enthusiasm for climate protection and sustainable business who are eager to support us in economic issues of climate and energy policy.

Your tasks:
• Support in projects with a focus on economic aspects of climate and energy policy, in particular on the design and effectiveness of market-based instruments in climate protection as well as on the economic effects of the transformation to a climate-friendly and sustainable economy.
• Preparation of quantitative (especially statistical and indicator-based analyses) and qualitative evaluations, literature research, case studies.
• Contributing to the preparation of project reports and the communication of project results to various target groups
• Support in the management of ongoing projects
• Support in the acquisition of new projects
• Support in the conception and implementation of project-related events
Your profile:
• Completed Master's degree in Environmental Economics, Environmental Sciences or a comparable degree with a focus on Economics and Politics
• Analytical skills and experience in dealing with qualitative and quantitative survey and analysis methods
• Good knowledge of market-based instruments in climate protection (emissions trading and taxation) and of current policy developments in this area.
• Knowledge of German and European climate policy and a passion for climate protection and sustainable management
• Knowledge of energy concepts and interrelationships is desirable, in particular of the promotion and market integration of renewable energies and energy efficiency.
• Team oriented, with the ability to work independently and interdisciplinarily
• Ability to communicate project results and recommendations effectively and in a target-group-oriented manner on relevant channels
• Excellent written and spoken German and English, knowledge of another European language advantageous
Our offer:
• A part-time employment contract initially limited to two years (75%); long-term take-over is aimed for
• Demanding projects with high political relevance in the European and national context
• Pleasant working atmosphere in an international and interdisciplinary team
• Flexible, family-friendly working environment with flat hierarchies
• Appropriate pay, individual opportunities for further training and room for manoeuvre in order to deepen your own expertise and help shape your range of tasks.
Your application:

Please use only the online application form for your application: cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates, a German and/or English work sample (max. 20 pages each) of a publication or scientific paper, references.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Ilka Voigtländer by telephone (030-86880-199) or e-mail (

We look forward to receiving your application!