Post Doctoral Fellow / Research Scientist - Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany

Publish Date: May 07, 2015

Deadline: May 31, 2015

The Max Planck Research Group

Gender Gaps in Health and Survival

at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is seeking to make an appointment at

Post-Doctoral Fellow or Research Scientist level.

Men die, women suffer: that is what is called the male - female health - survival paradox. The group intends to investigate how universal the male – female health – survival paradox is across different countries and which biological, demographic, and social factors drive the male – female health – survival paradox. The research interests of the group also embrace health trends in the old-aged populations, cohort differences in health at older ages and related topics.

Applicants should have completed a PhD in epidemiology/public health, demography, statistics or related fields. Candidates for the post-doc positions may have a PhD near completion (e.g. submitted). All applicants should have a keen interest in health and mortality and strong quantitative skills and experience in applied data analysis. A good command of written English is essential as the Institute’s working language is English.

Applications should include:

  • a detailed CV (incl. honors, awards, and publications),
  • full contact information (e-mail and mail addresses) of 3 references,
  • a 2-page motivation letter providing a clear picture of your research interests and future research plans and describing how your interests fit in with the group’s interests. You may also use the motivation letter to underscore aspects of your personal and professional experience that are relevant to your application and that might not be obvious to a reader of your CV.

Applications should be sent to the head of the research group, Anna Oksuzyan (in one pdf file) Please submit applications by May 31, to ensure consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The first consideration will be given to the candidates who are able to start at an earlier point in time. The starting date is flexible, but should be no later than autumn 2015.

The Post-doc/Research Scientist appointment is initially for 2 years, with the possibility of extension. The appointment is based on the salary level 13-14 of the German TVöD system in accordance with the qualifications of the candidate and the rules of federal employees in Germany.

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the share of women in areas where they are underrepresented, and strongly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

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