The ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research is one of the leading non-university institutes for sustainability research based in Frankfurt am Main. For more than 30 years, the institute has been developing scientific foundations and sustainable concepts for politics, civil society and business. ISOE thus contributes to sustainable development and provides impulses for critical and sustainable science.

In the research area “Biodiversity and People” there is an immediate vacancy for an 

Intern or Master’s Thesis Student (m/f/d) (40 h/week) 

with interest in social-ecological statistical analysis and to be filled earliest from June 15, 2021. 

The scope of duties includes analytical support in ongoing research work in the project MORE STEP – Mobility at risk: Sustaining the Mongolian Steppe Ecosystem on the topic of pasture use and traditional ecological knowledge. In particular, it includes:

  • Supporting MORE STEP through statistical analysis of survey data 
  • Collaborate with MORE STEP partners in Mongolia
  • Support project management by reporting on results of statistical analysis 

You are currently at the end of your bachelor’s degree or at the end of your master’s degree and are proficient in the use of statistical software such as SPSS or R. You are interested to get to know scientific work processes in a transdisciplinary work environment and you enjoy developing and researching new topics and summarizing scientific findings in writing. Knowledge of Mongolian language is of ad-vantage, but not mandatory. 

Send us your written application with cover letter, CV, and school certificates by June 06, 2021 at the latest through e-mail as one PDF document (one file, max. 8 MB) with the subject “Application ISOE-MORE STEP” to the Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE) GmbH, Dr. Marion Mehring, at the email address .

If you have any questions about the advertised internship or master’s student thesis position, please contact Dr. Denise Matias by e-mail at , Tel. 069 707 69 19-66.