The ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research, based in Frankfurt am Main/Germany, is a leading non-profit and non-university institute for transdisciplinary sustainability research. For 30 years, the Institute has been developing social-ecological concepts, thus providing support for sound decision-making processes by policy makers, civil society and industry. This way, ISOE contributes to sustainable development and provides the impetus for critical and sustainable science. Our clients and sponsors include national and international public institutions and corporations.

The ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research, Research Unit Biodiversity and People is inviting applications for a

Student Assistant

We are currently seeking a student assistant for the project “MORE STEP – Mobility at risk: sustaining the Mongolian Steppe Ecosystem” mainly for the translation and transcription of Mongolian research data. The position furthermore includes tasks such as literature review and the preparation of text materials in Mongolian.

Requirements and desired qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a Master’s programme within a relevant academic field (Human Geography, Environmental Sciences, Political Sciences, or a related field)
  • Very good English and Mongolian language proficiency is mandatory; German language proficiency desirable
  • Experience with transcribing audio files is highly desirable

The student assistant is expected to work for at least 10 hours per week and the position is planned for a minimum of one year. The place of employment is Frankfurt am Main, Germany or as stipulated in the working arrangements. The employer, ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research, is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send your application via e-mail to . Your application should include a cover letter describing your motivation to apply, your curriculum vitae, transcript of records, and a list of courses all in one single attached PDF file (with a strict maximum of 8 MB file size) until December 08, 2019. In the subject line, please mention the reference “MORE STEP: Student Assistant”. 

For scientific inquiries please contact: Dr. Denise Margaret Matias ()