Scholarship Description: The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is inviting applications from Postdocs and Research Scientists with four or more years of postdoctoral experience, and post-docs with less than four years of experience.

Scholarship Provider: The MPIDR is one of the leading demographic centers in the world. It is part of the Max Planck Society, a network of over 80 institutes that form Germany’s premier basic-research organization. Max Planck Institutes have an established record of world-class, foundational research in the sciences, technology, and the social sciences, and they offer a unique environment that combines the best aspects of an academic setting and a research laboratory.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Degree Level: These positions are available for Postdocs and Research Scientists.

Available Subject: The successful candidates will work in one or more of MPIDR director Mikko Myrskylä’s research groups: Population Health, Labor Demography, or Fertility and Well-Being.

Scholarship Benefits: The positions are initially for 3 years, with the possibility for prolongation. The MPIDR offers an excellent research environment and support, a low teaching load, and a competitive salary that starts at approx. 54,000-74,000 EUR gross per year depending on relevant post-doctoral experience. Remuneration is based on the salary structure of the German public sector (Öffentlicher Dienst, TVöD Bund). The MPIDR offers family-friendly work arrangements (flexible working hours, teleworking, and guaranteed places at the day-care centre for children), occupational health promotion, and opportunities for continuous further training. The starting date is flexible, but no later than fall 2019.

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Eligible Nationalities: This position is available for international applicants.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

The MPIDR currently recruiting research scientists with four or more years of postdoctoral experience, and post-docs with less than four years of experience. Candidates with an innovative demographic research agenda and strong quantitative skills are encouraged to apply. The successful candidates will work in one or more of MPIDR director Mikko Myrskylä’s research groups: Population Health, Labor Demography, or Fertility and Well-Being.

Application Procedure: Applications have to be submitted online and include the following documents in English in one single PDF:

  1. Letter of Interest, max. 1 page
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research plan, max. 2 pages

Scholarship Link

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled, but preference will be given to those received by October 30, 2018.


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