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Climate Post-Doc Program

Who are we?

The World Fund is a €300M venture capital fund built around the belief that decarbonisation is the key value driver for the future. We back entrepreneurs building climate tech for a regenerative world.

We invest in world-changing technologies and scalable businesses with significant emissions savings potential. Our diverse international team is made up of entrepreneurs, scientists, communication and policy specialists, investors, and visionaries.

We are a dedicated, passionate group of go-getters, collaborating to make a significant impact.

What will you be doing?

  • Review startup pitch decks and provide recommendations during weekly investment team meetings
  • Support the investment team by researching data on startups and constructing market maps
  • Assist with portfolio company management by gathering information, preparing reports, and managing external communication

And who are you?

  • Independent and self-starter, with the ability to manage projects with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of articulating ideas and viewpoints effectively
  • Enthusiastic about a startup culture, willing to engage actively and support team efforts
  • Comfortable in a collaborative, diverse environment that encourages constructive challenge to promote the best ideas
  • Highly personable, contributing to a warm, fun, and friendly team culture
Essential Qualifications:
  • An academic degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Agricultural Science, or Forestry
  • A Ph.D. in one of the aforementioned fields
  • A strong commitment to addressing climate change and promoting a regenerative world
  • An ability to support diverse opinions and constructively challenge differing viewpoints
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in an additional European language is advantageous
  • Compliance with the reliability standards set forth in § 1 (20) No. 1-3 of the German Anti-Money Laundering Act
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience in fast-paced environments such as banking or consulting
  • Familiarity with the startup ecosystem and direct interaction with entrepreneurs
  • Technical knowledge related to climate or experience in one of our key verticals
  • Financial acumen and the ability to apply it to various scenarios

Our Commitment to You:

  • You will join a diverse and high-performing investment team, with a dedicated line manager to sit down and set targets with you and be there to support you through your time with World Fund
  • A senior member of staff will be your mentor at the World Fund. They will be a part of your professional development and coach you to build on your skills in venture capital
  • Whilst working with us, you are a full part of our team and the World Fund family, and will be joining us at our week-long strategic ‘offsites’ and team meetings

How to apply?

To apply, please fill out our application form here.

For any inquiries regarding the application process or the role itself, please reach out to us at vacancies@worldfund.vc.

Please note that we are unable to provide visa support for this position.

Location

Munich

Application closes

18/06/2024