Post-Docs and Research Scientists Position in Max Planck Institute

Designation/Position- Post-Docs and Research Scientists

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), Germany invites application for Post-Docs and Research Scientists position from eligible and interested candidates 

About- 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.

Research/Job Area- Offered by University

Location- The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), Germany 

Eligibility/Qualification–  For research scientists with four or more years of post-doctoral experience, and post-docs with less than four years of experience required in relevant area.

Job/Position Description- Research group is currently recruiting research scientists with four or more years of post-doctoral 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. 

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 day-care centers for children), occupational health promotion, and opportunities for continuous further training. The starting date is flexible, but no later than fall 2019.

How to Apply- Applications have to be submitted online via and include the following documents in English in one single PDF:

a. Letter of Interest, max. 1 page

b. Curriculum Vitae

c. Research plan, max. 2 pages

Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2018. 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. For inquiries about the position, please email [email protected], or the deputy head of the group to which you are applying: Mathias Lerch for Fertility at [email protected]; Kieron Barclay for Health at [email protected]; and Peter Eibich for Labor at [email protected].

Last Date for Apply– 30 October 2018

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