Doctoral Researchers (m/f/d)

Young Researchers Freiburg
Jurisprudence Social Sciences

Job Code: S-20-01

Job Offer from June 05, 2020

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law in Freiburg, Germany, is one of the leading centers for interdisciplinary research in criminal law, criminology, and public security law. With its world-renowned, specialized library, it offers an ideal environment for normative and empirical research. The Institute is part of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, one of the world’s most distinguished research organizations.

We are now offering paid positions for two outstanding doctoral researchers to join the Department of Criminal Law headed by Professor Dr. Tatjana Hörnle. Ideal candidates are interested in the fundamentals of criminal law and wish to write a doctoral thesis that is not merely based on the perspective of a user of positive law, but that analyzes the premises of criminal law evaluations or considers new problems and approaches to solutions, preferably with an interdisciplinary approach.

Your skills

Applicants must speak either English or German as their native language (or possess equivalent exceptional language skills in either), have earned a J.D., LL.M., or M.A. (social sciences or humanities) at a renowned English-speaking university, and graduated in the top 5-10% of their class. If you have studied at a German university: please see our job offering in German language. All applicants must have a marked talent for academic work and academic writing, evidenced by graded term or final papers.

Our offer

Doctoral researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law in Freiburg enjoy plenty of time to concentrate on their own research projects. Freiburg is a beautiful, 900-year-old university town nestled at the foothills of the charming Black Forest that provides plenty to see and do for culture buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Freiburg is a stone’s throw away from the larger cities of Basel in Switzerland and Strasbourg in France.

As a doctoral researcher, your salary is paid according to the rates for German civil service employees at 60% of E13 Level 1 or Level 2 (TVöD Bund) based on your qualifications and previous experience. The salary includes all mandatory social insurance contributions for health care, unemployment, and retirement. The initial appointment is for three years with the possibility of an extension for one year.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from disabled persons. It also aims to increase the percentage of female researchers in fields in which they are underrepresented and therefore also expressly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society strives to ensure diversity and encourages applications from all backgrounds. We are committed to the reconciliation of family and career and can offer flexible working arrangements.

Your application

Please submit with your application a description of your fields of interest or research topics and previous experiences, a CV or resume and relevant transcripts, in one PDF file (max. 5 MB per E-Mail) to . Please indicate the reference number S-20-01 with your application. For more information please contact Nicole Hanna (). The deadline for application is August 1, 2020.

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