Research Fellow (m/f/div) for Scandinavia (Postdoc)


Our institute is a research facility established by the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science. The Department of Social Law is devoted to basic research in the field of foreign and inter­national social law. We are currently seeking to fill the vacancy for a

Research Fellow (m/f/div) for Scandinavia (Postdoc)

The position is offered for an initial period of three years.

Your tasks

As a research fellow (Postdoc) you will contribute to the fundamental research of the institute by participating in various projects. You will also have the possibility to conduct your own research pro­jects. The research projects of our Institute focus on the welfare state by applying the methods of comparative analysis. European, international and constitutional law are all taken into account in this context. Your main area of research will be on social law in the Scandinavian countries. Specifically, you will be in charge of our country section “Denmark, Norway and Sweden”.

Your profile

For this position, we expect candidates to possess an outstanding knowledge of the law and prefer those with experience in conducting scientific research. Candidates should be committed and dedi­ca­ted to their work. All candidates must have a very good command of spoken and written English and of at least one of the national languages of the country section you are covering.

What we offer

We offer a modern, well-equipped workplace that is centrally located and easily reached by public transport. Remuneration is based on the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD Bund) and depends on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Social benefits and services are subject to the arrangements of the Public Service.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from candidates of all back­grounds. We particularly encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and individuals from ethnic and cultural minority backgrounds. Please submit your written application, preferably in elec­tro­nic form (as a PDF file if possible), quoting reference number 01-24 to and

Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy 10051  

Personnel Department
80539 Munich


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Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy

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Location: Germany, München, Bayern
Categories: Law, European law, international law, Postdoc, Public Law, Scandinavian Studies, social law,


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