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1 September 2017

Research Scientist at The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is recruiting 1-2 full-time post-doctoral research scientists.


The research scientist would have to work in one of the following research groups: Population Health, Labor Demography, or Fertility and Well-Being. Please see for descriptions of these research groups. The positions are initially for 3 years, with the possibility of an extension. Starting date is flexible, with latest start fall 2018.


The MPIDR is a leading institute in demographic research hosting a diverse range of research groups with interdisciplinary topics. The working language of the MPIDR is English. We offer a competitive salary (starting at approx. 50,000€ for new post-docs), an excellent research environment, and institutional support for conference attendance and continuous education.

Submission guidelines

Applicants should submit:

  • letter of interest
  • CV with publication list
  • a writing sample
  • contact information for 3 references

Please see to upload your English-language application. Inquiries about the positions should be sent to Review of applications will begin on the 1st of October, 2017, and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the share of women in areas where they are underrepresented and strongly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more individuals with disabilities and especially encourages them to apply.

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