Senior Research Fellow in Procedural Law (Postdoc) (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 highly qualified candidates for one full-time position as:

Senior Research Fellow in Procedural Law (Postdoc) (m/f)
With Professor Burkhard Hess for the Research Department of European and Comparative Procedural Law

•    Fixed-term contract for 36 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 Comparative Procedural Law, 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. Teaching at law faculties is accepted.

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 Procedural and/or Civil Law. 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 Procedural and/or Civil Law. Prior publications in this field of the law shall be highly regarded in the selection process. A solid background in German law will be positively considered. 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. The position is full-time and presence in our premises in Luxembourg is required during working time.

Please apply online until 30 November 2019.

Documents required

Documents required: 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.

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.


Apply online