Working Student – Climate Data Operations

We are a climate tech startup on a mission to drive climate action through data and insight. Our team of entrepreneurs, technologists, and scientists, who joined us from Google, MIT, PIK Potsdam and other backgrounds are building a tech platform to empower organisations to take action in tackling the climate crisis. We are building an open-data solution for developers to automatically measure greenhouse gas emissions and consequently act upon robust data and insight. Our flexible tracking API can be integrated into software that businesses already use to accurately calculate and continuously monitor greenhouse gas emissions.

We’re based in Berlin and backed by renowned VCs and advisors in the climate-tech and software sector.

This is an amazing time to join Climatiq. Be part of real, technology-driven endeavour from the beginning. Work with an amazing team and help build something meaningful together with our community.

Job Description

We are now looking for a Working Student – Climate Data Operations to join our Science and Data Team.

In this role, you will support our Science and Data Team by identifying reliable and relevant data sources and methodologies, ingressing of data, and reviewing the data additions. You’ll use your knowledge and skills to maintain and expand our Open Emission Factors Database (OEFDB). The OEFDB is an open-access database of emission factors, which is constantly updated by contributors across the spectrum of sustainability researchers and professionals. It is freely available to all and maintained and validated by Climatiq.


  • Working closely with the Science and Data team on various tasks including maintaining the Open Emissions Factors Database, collecting and normalising new data points, researching and analysing new and existing sources of data, support the review process.
  • Validation and quality assurance of the database.
  • Support with researching new sources of data and methodologies.
  • Support the team by establishing and fostering connections to relevant academic institutions and enhancing collaboration with the scientific community.


  • Enrolled (or recent graduate) in Engineering, Environmental Science, Sustainability Science or related disciplines
  • Proficient with Excel and Google Sheets. Experience working with large datasets and data processing is required
  • Comfortable with GitHub-based collaborative workflows
  • Git, Python, in particular familiarity with pandas will be an advantage
  • Familiarity with carbon footprinting methodologies, GHG emissions accounting, LCA framework, climate policy and science around it highly desired
  • Solid understanding of how different sectors (i.e. energy, transportation, buildings, water etc.) contribute to global emissions
  • Great attention to detail is essential
  • Proactive, passionate and curious about solving big and complex problems. Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Fluent English, additional languages a plus

Additional Information

  • Location: Berlin, Remote friendly (within +/- 2 hours of CET timezone), but requires physical presence in Berlin from time to time
  • Starting date: as soon as possible
  • Hours: flexible working hours

Climatiq is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome and encourage candidates from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for roles on our team. Send us your CV and a short cover letter, highlighting your skills and experience, relevant for the role.

Climatiq is a mission-driven startup based in Berlin. Our software helps businesses understand how and where they generate carbon emissions, and makes it easy to initiate effective change. Our flexible tracking API can be integrated into software that businesses already use to accurately measure and continuously monitor greenhouse gas emissions. Supported by meaningful data, organizations can then use the Climatiq marketplace to reduce their carbon emissions and offset the rest through high-impact projects.