Postdoctoral Researcher (Senior Research Fellow) in International Public Law & Dispute Resolution

Job Description & Qualification

Your tasks:
Responsible for conducting postdoctoral research (own publications and contribution to common research projects) in the field of public international law, international procedural law, and international adjudication, while playing a central role in undertaking and developing team-driven projects within the Institute and in partnership with international collaborators.
The successful Postdoctoral Researcher will have the responsibility and the authority to, including but not exclusively:
- Write substantial scientific papers and/or books;
- Give presentations at conferences in and outside the MPI;
- Develop a personal research programme to define a clear and realistic agenda and explore the funding opportunities to carry out their research project(s);
- Be involved in specific projects of the Department (such as the Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law (MPEiPro) and The Making of Judicial and Arbitral Decisions);
- Be involved in mentoring PhD students (Research Fellows) as needed.

Your profile:
- Completed advanced degree in Law (Dr iur.) or an equivalent academic qualification (PhD, doctorat en droit);
- Expertise in environmental law, ICJ, African courts, historical tribunals would be a strong asset;
- Proficiency in English compulsory (written & oral), other language skills (French/German) are an advantage;
- Detail-oriented with good analytical and problem solving skills;
- Attention to detail and accuracy;
- Excellent organisational and prioritizing skills;
- Multi-tasking skills;
- Leadership ability.

Our offer:
- The MPI Luxembourg offers an interesting working environment within an international team of researchers in the heart of Europe;
- Access to its noteworthy library to foster legal research activities;
- Salary and social benefits according to the Luxembourgish legal requirements.

Application Procedure

If you are interested in joining our Institute, please apply online ( by sending a detailed CV, a cover letter, a research project or agenda for the next two years (max 2000 words), a list of two to four possible referees (no letter of recommendation as such), one or two publications (no more than 50-60 pages as a whole), proof of your PhD defense.

About the Organization

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.

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Job ID

ID: J9194