2 fully funded PhD Positions "Research Fellow in EU and Comparative Procedural Law (PhD candidate)" (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 two full-time position as:

Fully Funded PhD Candidates in EU and Comparative Procedural Law (Research Fellow) (m/f)
For the Research Department of European and Comparative Procedural Law

•    Fixed-term contract for 2 years, contract extension is possible, 40 hrs/week, Luxembourg

Your tasks

The Research Fellow will conduct legal research (contribution to common research projects and own publications), particularly in the field of European and 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 successful candidate will have the great opportunity to contribute to the development of the Department of European and Comparative Procedural Law led by Prof. Burkhard Hess and, in parallel, work on her/his PhD project.

The Research Fellow is expected to write her/his PhD thesis and perform the major part of her/his PhD research work in the premises of the Institute in Luxembourg, but also in close collaboration with her/his external supervisor and with the university or institution delivering her/his PhD diploma. A supervision of a PhD-thesis by Prof. Burkhard Hess will also be possible.

Your profile

The applicants are required to have obtained at least a Master degree in Law with outstanding results and to have a deep knowledge of domestic and EU procedural law. According to the academic grades already received, candidates must rank within the top 5 - 10 %.

The successful candidate should demonstrate a great interest and curiosity for fundamental research and have a high potential to develop excellence in academic research. Proficiency in English is compulsory (written and oral); further language skills (in French and German notably) are an advantage.

Our offer

The MPI Luxembourg will offer scientific guidance, a fully equipped office and an access to its noteworthy library to foster legal research activities. You will be free to write your thesis in English or in any other language which suits you, as long as you are able to communicate on its content in English.

The MPI Luxembourg offers outstanding conditions to undertake fundamental legal research, and a very conducive work climate in an international team, while being in-depth knowledge exchange and support among other research fellows.

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.

Please apply online until 28 February 2021.

Documents required

Documents required: a detailed CV incl. list of publications; copies of academic records; a PhD project description of no more than 1-2 pages with the name of the foreseen PhD supervisor and the name of the institution awarding the PhD certificate; the name and contact details of two referees.

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer



Apply online