Research assistant to support work on international climate policy

The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), offers a 6-month full-time research assistant position to support BC3 researchers on international climate policy in the context of the United Nations Framework Convention (UNFCCC), in the months leading up to and during COP28.

Key responsibilities:

We are looking for candidates who can support the following activities:

  • Reviewing of UNFCCC documents and decisions with special attention to those related to climate change adaptation and loss and damage.
  • Supporting the development of technical reports on climate policy ahead of COP28.
  • Organising meetings with key stakeholders, analysis of results and reporting.

Main requirements:

  • Master’s degree in a field related to the tasks (i.e., international relations, climate change policy and economics…).
  • Experience in the study of the multilateral and multilevel dimensions of climate change and, particularly adaptation.
  • Experience in participatory actions for knowledge co-production and collective decision-making in the context of climate change.
  • Excellent written and oral command of Spanish and English. Knowledge of other UN official languages will be an additional asset.
  • A strong motivation, interest in social, environmental and health issues, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

 Benefits and work environment:

  • 35-hour working week
  • 30 days holiday per year
  • Excellent work environment

Term of contract

The envisaged starting date will be according to the availability of the suitable candidate. The duration of the employment contract will be linked to the tasks to be performed within the project (estimated for 6 months).





The position will carry a competitive salary, matching the academic and professional profile of the applicant, and excellent work conditions.


Basque Centre for Climate Change, Leioa, Spain.

As an HR Excellence awarded institution, BC3 is committed to conciliating research-academic requirements and family duties. BC3 is particularly concerned with creating equal opportunities for people independently of gender, culture, and race. Anyone with relevant qualifications is therefore strongly encouraged to apply for the position.

Application procedure:

Fill out the form below and upload a single PDF document (max. 3 pages) with the following information:

  1. CV
  2. Motivation letter


17 July, 2023 (CET 15:00).

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Elisa Sainz de Murieta ( noting in the subject of the message “RESEARCH ASSISTANT TO SUPPORT WORK ON INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE POLICY”.

Please consider that only applications sent through the form included at the bottom of the BC3 web page will be considered (,

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María de Maeztu Excellence Unit 2023-2027 Ref. CEX2021-001201-M, funded by MCIN/AEI /10.13039/501100011033

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