10 November 2014

Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Rgulatory Law
5 Research Fellows for new Research Department of Insternational Law

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Law is an Institute of the Max Planck Scociety, 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 Luxmebourg would like to appoint 5 Research Fellows (PhD candidates).
The position
The research fellows will conduct legal research (contribution to common research projects and own publications), particularly in the field of public international law and international procedural law (including European law, and all kinds of international arbitration).

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the new Department of International Law lead by Prof. Hélène Ruiz Fabri and, in parallel, work on her/his PhD project.

The Research Fellow is exptected to write his/her PhD thesis and perform the major part of his/her 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 his/her PhD diploma. 

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 public international law and international dispute settlement.

The successful candidates 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 (in written and oral); further language skills (in French and German notably) are of 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 but may be considered as part-time as well.

Joining us
If you are interested in joining our Institute, please apply online and follow our usual application process.

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.

Please note there is currently no deadline for submitting your application.

Diana Castellaneta: diana.castellaneta@mpi.lu.

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