Application Deadline expired: Research Assistant (f/m/diverse)

Application Deadline expired.

The German Institute of Development and Sustainability gGmbH (IDOS) in Bonn is one of the leading research institutes on development policy. Through excellent research, policy advice and training, the Institute contributes to finding solutions to global challenges. Within IDOS, the Programme “Environmental Governance and Transformation to Sustainability” examines different strategies for the protection of the global climate, the environment and natural resources and scrutinizes the extent to which they meet the transformative requirements of the Paris Climate Agreement and the 2030 Agenda. It analyses the interactions between relevant actors and institutions of global and multi-level environmental governance, focusing on the legitimacy of governance mechanisms and their effects on ecosystems and human welfare, with an empirical focus on developing countries and emerging economies.


To strengthen the Programme “Environmental Governance and Transformation to Sustainability” we are looking for a

Research Assistant

to start as soon as possible, likely as of 15.03.2023 to 15.03.2024 (with a possibility of extension).



  • Support literature reviews and desk-based data collection
  • Support data analysis, e.g. by transcribing interviews, coding interviews or documents, etc.
  • Support other activities, e.g. organisation and implementation of events, data visualization, publication.



  • Enrolment in a Master’s program, preferably on subjects related to the Programme (e.g. environmental science, development studies, social science, geography, economics)
  • Data collection and organization skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office package
  • Experience with literature management programs (e.g. Endnote) and data analysis software (e.g. Atlas.ti / MaxQDA, SPSS / R, GIS, …) is an advantage
  • Fluency in English is required; fluency in German is considered a plus
  • Experience in scientific writing and literature review is desirable.


We offer:

  • An interesting job in an international working environment
  • Integration into a team and insight into scientific work
  • Usual pay for student or research assistants (12 euros/hour for a student assistant in the Bachelor's programme or 13 euros/hour for a research assistant in the Master's programme)
  • Flexible working hours by arrangement (40 hours per month)


Please note: This job offer is exclusively for students currently enrolled at a German University. Candidates who have already finished a master’s degree are unfortunately not eligible for formal reasons, even if they are enrolled in another master’s programme.


Please send your application with the subject "Programme C research assistant position" including proof of enrolment by e-mail to Mirja Schoderer by 1 March 2023 (


In your application email, please confirm how long you will be enrolled at a German University and that you are based in Bonn or the vicinity and able to commute to the office. Please refrain from an application if you do not fulfil the above-mentioned criteria.


German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
Tulpenfeld 6, 53113 Bonn
Telefon +49 (0)228 94927-0, Telefax +49 (0)228 94927-130