Senior Research Fellow (Post doc) (m/f) for the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution
Max Planck Institute
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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About MPI and Job Description

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law is an Institute of the Max Planck Society, which is Germany’s most successful research organization.

The Institute in Luxembourg conducts research in the areas of European law of civil procedure, international litigation and arbitration and dispute resolution in the financial markets.

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg would like to appoint highly qualified candidates for two full-time position as :

Senior Research Fellow (Postdoc) (m / f)

For the Research Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution

With Professor Hélène Ruiz Fabri

  • Fixed-term contract for 24 months, contract extension is possible, 40 hrs / week
  • Your Tasks

    The Senior Research Fellow will conduct postdoctoral research (own publications and contribution to common research projects), in the field of public international law, international procedural law (including European law, and international arbitration), and international adjudication, while playing a central role in undertaking and developing team-driven projects within the Institute and in partnership with international collaborators.

    Senior Research Fellows at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law enjoy ample time to advance their own academic careers.

    The Senior Researchers of the Department of International Law and Dispute resolution become part of the Max Planck Law network which encourages cooperation between the law-oriented Max Planck Institutes of the Max Planck Society by engaging in a wide range of exchanges and activities.

    The position is open to candidates interested in acquiring a postdoctoral academic qualification in form of a postdoctoral thesis (e.

    g. German Habilitation) or other publications; further details are subject to agreement. Teaching at law faculties is accepted.

    Your Profile

    The applicants are required to have completed an advanced degree in law (Dr. iur.) or an equivalent academic qualification (PhD, doctorat en droit).

    They should demonstrate a great interest and curiosity for fundamental research and have a high potential to develop excellence in academic research.

    They should have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment : fluency in English is compulsory (in written and oral), further language skills (in French and German notably) will be considered an advantage.

    Our Offer

    We offer outstanding conditions to undertake fundamental legal research, and a very conducive work climate in an international team, with in-depth knowledge exchanges and support among researchers.

    The MPI Luxembourg is a gender-friendly workplace. It offers a fully-equipped office and an access to its noteworthy library to foster legal research activities.

    English is used both as working language and for publications of the Institute; French and German are also used for publications of the Institute.

    Individual publications in other languages are possible.

    Salary and social benefits are provided according to the Luxembourgish legal requirements. Positions are full-time and presence in our premises in Luxembourg is required during working time.

    The two-year contract is renewable, up-to five years. Starting date is 1st October 2020 or asap after.

    Please apply online until 20 August 2020.

    Documents Required

    A description of your fields of interest and relevant work experience, detailed CV incl. list of publications, and transcripts, one to two own legal manuscripts with no more than approx.

  • 50 pages in total, such as one chapter of the PhD thesis or a scholarly paper; a research project description of no more than 1-2 pages;
  • the name and contact details of two referees.

    The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law is an equal opportunity employer.

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