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Working Student
Life Cycle Assessment (f/m/x)

Working Student Job offer
Location: Buchholz in der Nordheide (near Hamburg, DE) / Hamburg

We are tackling global plastic pollution! Do you want to help us?


Are you an environmental impact and data enthusiast? Would you like to gain practical experience alongside your studies? Do you want to work in an ambitious startup and contribute to the rapid expansion of our holistically sustainable business model? Then we are looking for you!


About traceless

We are a young company - with a big vision: a future free of pollution and waste! At traceless, we engineer advanced biomaterials that integrate into nature's biological cycle without leaving a trace. Our innovative technology allows us to produce biomaterials from plant residues that are naturally compostable and holistically sustainable. Now we need laboratory support to replace as much plastic and bioplastic as possible with our materials - and that's where you come in!

About the position


As an impact startup, we base our business on the environmental impact we can create by substituting plastics, in regards to saving & avoiding CO2 emissions, plastic waste, fossil resources, as well as land and water use. Since day one we have been calculating our impact based on scientific standards and making it publicly available. As a Working Student for Life Cycle Assessments, you will help us to continue calculating and optimizing our environmental impact. In particular, you will adapt our LCA model to different use cases and work with the team on measures to further improve the product and the process regarding its environmental impact. This role offers a great opportunity to gain experience in impact calculation in the area of Bioeconomy. In this position you will...

  • Identify and collect relevant data within the entire value chain

  • Select suitable methods (database, LCA software, economic balancing) in collaboration with our external LCA partner

  • Calculate and evaluate the life cycle assessments for different use cases of the material

  • LCA result visualization and communication as well as identification of impact optimization potential


Who we are looking for:

  • You are an enrolled student in engineering, natural sciences or similar

  • Ideally you have successfully completed a university or external course on Life Cycle Assessment

  • Ideally you have successfully completed at least one LCA case study using a recognized tool such as OpenLCA, Simapro, Gabi etc.

  • You think innovatively, are open-minded, a team player and have a sense of humour

  • You have good German and English skills (oral and written)


What we offer you

  • Collaboration in a team of passionate experts who create impact together

  • A fair salary (13€/h)

  • Learning new and exciting things about the plastic revolution and startup world

  • Freedom to pitch in and design solutions on your own, and thus develop our production further

  • Flat hierarchies - this will give you direct insights into the different jobs that exist in a company.

  • An innovative working environment with start-up flair between Hamburg and the ISI center in Buchholz i.d.N.

At traceless, you get a job with purpose! A team of passionate experts is waiting for you, united by strong company values, a pioneering spirit and the ecological impact we achieve together. Here you get the opportunity to make a real difference with your skills and expertise, driving traceless forward and, beyond that, the green transformation of our economy.

You have the freedom to independently develop solutions, take on responsibility and improve our production. We offer you a unique team spirit and flat hierarchies in which you can grow together with us. You will spend your working days in an innovative work environment with start-up flair at the ISI Zentrum in Buchholz i.d.N., with remote working options.

Don’t meet every single requirement? We would still like to hear from you - you might be just the right person for this or other roles!


We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. Therefore, we welcome all applications - regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion/worldview, disability, age as well as sexual orientation and identity.

How to apply


To apply, send us your CV via email to careers(at) and tell us in a form of your choice (e.g. in a short text or video) why you are the right person for our team. We're looking forward to getting to know you!


Working Student, Studentische Hilfskraft, Impact Assessment, Life-Cycle Assessment, LCA, Ökobilanz, Umweltauswirkungen, Environmental Data, Data Science, Produktentwicklung, Product Development, Plastics, Kunststofftechnik, Nachhaltigkeit, Sustainability, Greentech, Impact, Purpose Jobs, Bioökonomie, Bioeconomy, Biomaterialien, Biomaterials, Biokunststoff, Bioplastics, Biobased, Biotechnologie, Biotechnology, New Materials, Innovation, Hamburg, Buchholz, Niedersachsen, Deutschland, Germany, Europa, Europe

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