Solving the climate crisis requires the brightest minds. The Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) has established itself prominently in the climate policy research landscape. We conduct world-class research on climate solutions and offer an inspiring interdisciplinary environment for scientific excellence.
If you enjoy working in a very collaborative, supportive and international team, crave to understand what climate policies work, when, for whom, and why, and you feel that policy should be informed by the best available scientific evidence – then you may want to apply for this position in MCC’s Applied Sustainability Science (APSIS) group:
Post-doctoral research position in policy impact evaluation
The successful candidate will work in the Kopernikus project Ariadne, which is the major funding line for informing the German energy transition with rigorous scientific evidence. Specifically, the positon will focus on evaluating the potential of emission reductions through household behavioral changes, alongside and entangled with adoption and usage of new technologies. To understand what policy interventions work, where, under what conditions and why, we use state-of-the-art systematic review and meta-analysis methods and contribute to their further development. Specific policy learning will be derived for the case of Germany. The project also involves the communication of and feedback loops around research results to citizens and stakeholders.
To support the project, the successful candidate can draw on our experience in using machine learning to conduct rapid and comprehensive systematic reviews. We work with a variety of national and international partners to advance robust evidence on climate policy and provide a basis for enhanced climate change assessments in the age of climate solutions. The thematic focus will lie in the buildings sector and available emission reduction solutions therein.
Application deadline: 31 December 2023