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Student assistant (f/m/d) for Research Project - "Environmental Science and Sustainability"
We are a young dynamic start up combining sustainability, psychology and big data. Our mission is to accelerate sustainability by empowering individuals in their daily lives. We create a mobile application based on the latest technologies to make the individual carbon footprint understandable, create awareness and offer personal guidance on how to improve.
Environmental Science and Sustainability: Research Project
The following projects are currently available:
Benchmark methodologies to determine the carbon footprint of daily used goods and services Literature review about existing academic models / methodologies to determine the carbon footprint with scope on individual actions and decisions. Derivation of application for practitioners.
Develop a dynamic model to determine the carbon footprint of daily used goods and services Development a model to dynamically approximate the carbon footprint with scope on daily used goods and services.
Analyse available data of the carbon footprint with scope on individual actions and decisions Optional: Conduct research on its perception of individuals Literature review about existing data sources of the carbon footprint of goods and services of daily decisions. Optional extension: How is this data perceived by individuals? What can be improved to drive impact?
Your proposal: If you have a related idea, feel free to contact us
What we offer
Create Impact Apply your talent and knowledge to create something which really matters. We are in a climate crisis and you will contribute to address it.
Your research meets product development Our set-up perfectly enables you to combine academic research with real world application and high practical relevance for the operation.
Experience start-up culture Gain experience in working in a startup. Learn what it means to create a project from scratch and how to work in a digital remote company.
Be part of the team Closely collaboration with the two founders. We offer frequent support, tips and reviews. We have deep experience in academic assignments and mentored students before. Depending on your preferences, you can either take additional responsibilities or fully focus on your thesis. Additionally, you will have our full support and endorsement regarding your university and your coordinator to make sure your project becomes a success.
You won't be alone Sometimes it really helps to talk to peers on how they solve their problems, in particular to peers in the same research area. As there will be several research projects in parallel and you will gain access to this mini community and you can profit by the help, support and experience of each other.
Be location independent You can work from wherever you want, there is no need to be physically present. You will gain experience in operating in a fully remote and digital working structure. We are based in Munich, Germany. If you live close by or want to Munich, we are of course more than happy to meet in person (but it's not a requirement).
Get a certificate You will receive a certificate proofing that you worked in a startup, stating your efforts, achievements and contribution.
Become part of the expert board If completing a particular successful academic project, you will be officially included in the footprint expert board as main contributor of remarkable impact.
What we can't currently offer.
Financial support: We just started and our main objective is to contribute positively to the environment. Please understand that we have only limited resources and not much financial means at this stage.
Interested? We are looking forward to hear from you. ????
Send us your CV and contact us. No need for an
elaborated application, it's enough to send a message about you and your perspective on the assignment.