Senior Research Fellow (m/f)

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 a highly qualified candidate for one full-time position as:


Senior Research Fellow (m/f)
For the Department of European and Comparative Procedural Law

•    Fixed-term contract for 2 years, contract extension up to 5 years possible
•    Employee status

Your tasks

The Institute is looking for a highly motivated candidate who would join the Department of European and Comparative Procedural Law led by Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Hess and composed by a team of five senior research fellows and 15 research fellows. The Department conducts scientific research in three areas: European civil procedural law, comparative procedural law and dispute resolution in the cross-roads between private and public international law.

Your profile

Applicants must have earned a degree in law and hold a PhD degree by the time they join the MPI, preferably in a topic falling within the scope of European Procedural Law in civil and commercial matters. The successful candidate shall possess a strong interest and aptitude for legal research and have a high potential to develop excellence in academic research.

Her/his CV must portray a consolidated background in EU international procedural law or in comparative procedural law: prior publications in this field of the law shall be highly regarded in the selection process. An interest in Family law is an asset. Full proficiency in English (and other foreign language) is compulsory (written and oral).

Our offer

The MPI Luxembourg offers scientific guidance, a productive working environment within an international team of researchers, and the possibility to develop connections and fruitful exchanges with academia, judges and practitioners from many EU Member States. Moreover, the Institute will provide a fully-equipped office and access to its renowned legal library.

Salary and social benefits are provided according to the Luxembourgish legal requirements.


Please apply online until 30th October 2018.

Documents required

Documents required: a detailed CV in English incl. current professional situation, former positions (if any); list of publications, with a summary of those considered pertinent to the application; copy of academic records; a summary of the PhD of no more than 1-2 pages with the name of the PhD supervisor, the name of the institution awarding the PhD degree, and the date of defense; the name and contact details of two referees.

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

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