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Postdoctoral Program



Postdoctoral Positions at the MPIfG

The MPIfG offers up to four postdoctoral positions each year. They are awarded for one year, usually beginning on October 1. Particularly promising projects can be extended for one additional year with the directors' approval.
Scholars of all nationalities whose research relates to the substantive concerns of the institute's research program and whose PhDs have been completed less than three years before the position would begin are eligible for the MPIfG Postdoctoral Program. Applicants must hold their doctoral degree or be scheduled to receive it before the contract begins. Young researchers who have completed their dissertation and hold appointments as assistant professors, "wissenschaftliche Assistenten" or "Juniorprofessoren" are encouraged to apply if they can get a leave from their university positions.
Contracts are based on the Public Service Wage Agreement (TVöD E 13) and the guidelines of the Max Planck Society. They are subject to income tax and social security contributions.
Selection Criteria
Awards are made on the basis of scholarly excellence and a research proposal outlining a project to be pursued at the MPIfG.
The Max Planck Society is committed to improving the opportunities for women in science and explicitly encourages them to apply. We support our employees in achieving work and family life balance. We are also committed to employing more individuals with disabilities and encourage them to apply.

Application Schedule

As of November 1 Applications are accepted for positions starting in October of the following year
January 31 Application deadline
April Award notification
October 1 Beginning of the contract

The MPIfG considers international cooperation to be the most promising organizational form of comparative research. Many visiting researchers make valuable contributions to its research program.
The MPIfG is part of a worldwide network of research institutions and researchers working in the social sciences. It cooperates closely with several research institutes abroad.

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