Senior Research Fellow (m/f) for the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution

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 (Postdoc) (m/f)
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 all kinds of 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.

The position is open to candidates interested in acquiring a postdoctoral academic qualification in form of a postdoctoral thesis (or a 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), and to be fully proficient in English (in written and oral); further language skills (in French and German notably) are of advantage.

Our Offer

We offer outstanding conditions to undertake foundational legal research, and a very conducive work climate in an international team.

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

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 Max Planck Institute Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

Please apply online until 15 October 2019.

Documents Required

A detailed CV incl. list of publications, 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.


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