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Research assistant (f/m/d), in the field of environmental science and environmental engineering, geography or comparable field of study
Part-time 70 %

Organizational unit

Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)

Job description

As part of KIT's Future Field research, you will develop a spatially explicit model for analyzing sustainable land use for climate protection. The model includes technical and agricultural/infrastructural as well as ecological aspects and considers their interdisciplinary interactions. In addition, social criteria of land use are taken into account in the development of the model. The focus is on the implementation of innovations to increase land efficiency, such as Agri-Photovoltaics. Using the model, you will analyse how technological advances and future innovations can reduce land use conflicts and free up land for climate protection.

Starting date


Personal qualification

You have a Master's Degree or PhD in environmental science or environmental engineering, geography or in a comparable field of study. You are experienced in GIS-based modelling techniques and programming (e.g. Python). You have active interest in land use analysis and climate change mitigation, excellent analytical skills and a strong motivation to work at the interface between humans and technology. Team orientation and strong communication skills in English (working language) are required.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Contract duration

limited until 30.04.2023

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Christine Rösch, Email:, phone 0721 608-22704.

Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 191/2021.

Ausschreibungsnummer: 191/2021

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.


Personnel Support is provided by:
Ms Wenz
Phone: +49 721 608-25093,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany