The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law is recruiting!


The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law is currently recruiting new members for its team. Two fully-funded positions as Research Fellow (PhD candidate; m/f) for the Research Department of European and Comparative Procedural Law are currently open:

  • Fixed-term contract for 2 years; contract extension is possible; 40 hrs/week; Luxembourg

Your tasks

The Research Fellow will conduct legal research (contribution to common research projects and own publications), particularly in the field of European and Comparative Procedural Law, while playing a central role in undertaking and developing team-driven projects within the Institute and in partnership with international collaborators.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the Department of European and Comparative Procedural Law led by Prof. Dr. Dres h.c. Burkhard Hess and, in parallel, work on her/his PhD project. A supervision by Prof. Dr. Dres h.c. Hess of the successful candidate’s PhD thesis is also a possibility.

Your profile

Applicants shall have obtained at least a Master’s degree in Law with outstanding results: they must have ranked within the top 5-10 % of their class and shall have a deep knowledge of domestic and EU procedural law.

The successful candidate should demonstrate a great interest in academic research and have a high potential to develop excellence. Proficiency in English is compulsory (written and oral); further language skills (notably in French and German) are an advantage.

Documents required

A detailed CV comprising of a list of publications; copies of academic records; a PhD project description of no more than 1-2 pages with the name of the prospective PhD supervisor and the name of the institution awarding the PhD certificate; the name and contact details of two referees.

You may apply online until 28 February 2021.


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