IRI THESys seeks motivated individuals across the world to join its interdisciplinary and international team. It offers employment opportunities for students and research assistants, personnel in administration, junior and senior researchers and many more.

Current Vacancies

IRI THESys is looking for

(1) Two Student Assistants (m/f/d)

We are looking for two student assistants who take responsibility for the lecture series “The Green Thread” initiated by the Sustainability Office, which is run by HU students (start: 1 October 2023, end: 30 September 2025).


  • Collaborate within the context of the “Studium Oecologicium” (Head: Prof. Dr. Sandra Jasper)
  • Preparation of and participation in lectures
  • Preparation of teaching materials
  • Supporting the evaluation of teaching
  • Advising students
  • Conceptual design and weekly supervision of the lecture series “The Green Thread


  • Knowledge of common office programmes
  • Required is an interest in the further development of one’s own understanding of sustainability and transformation
  • Desired is knowledge in the field of sustainable education for sustainable development

The two positions are associated with the same tasks and requirements. To apply for both positions, send two separate applications, please, using the reference numbers T/33/211/23 and T/33/212/23, respectively.

Application deadline: 22 June 2023

Send applications to:

The legally binding German versions of the job advertisments can be found here.


(2) Assistant to the Management (m/f/d) with 77% of regular working hours
E 9a TV-L HU, limited until 31 May 2025


  • Support the management of IRI THESys
  • Contributing to the general organisation and administration of the IRI THESys office and the junior research groups
  • Handling of budget, personnel and business travel matters
  • Support of international guests
  • Communication with scientists and students


  • Completed training in an administrative profession or comparable knowledge and experience
  • Sound knowledge of budgetary law (especially in the area of third-party funding management)
  • General administrative knowledge, preferably with experience in the university field of work
  • Good computer skills
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Organisational skills and communication skills

Please send your application (including cover letter, curriculum vitae and references) until 08 June to the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Geographisches Institut – IRI THESys, Dr. Axel Klie (location: Rudower Chaussee 12B), Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin or preferably by e-mail in a PDF file (max. 5MB) to , quoting reference number AN/176/23.

To ensure equality, applications from qualified women are particularly welcome. Severely disabled persons will be given preference in the case of equal suitability. Applications from people with a migration background are expressly welcome. As we do not return your documents, we kindly ask you to enclose only copies with your application.

Information on data protection law regarding the processing of your personal data in the context of the advertisement and selection process can be found on the homepage of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: .

For the legally binding German version of the job advertisment see this page.