PhD Students

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Published: November 28, 2017
Rostock, Germany
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The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research is recruiting 1-2 PhD Students to work within the ERC-funded project “Lifespan inequalities:  Why ages at death vary between countries and socioeconomic groups”. The PhD degree will be jointly supervised by Alyson van Raalte at the MPIDR and a collaborating partner from a leading European university. Please see for more information about the Lifespan Inequalities project and the MPIDR.

Successful candidates will have strong quantitative skills and a background in the social sciences, statistics or epidemiology. The positions are initially for 3 years with a possibility of extension. Candidates will be paid on a contract with a net salary that is typically around 1250 € per month, but can vary depending on factors such as experience and tax class. The starting date is flexible, but no later than September 2018.

Applications should be sent to and include, in one pdf:

(1) Letter of Interest (2 page maximum)

(2) Curriculum Vitae

(3) Contact information for 2 academic references

Review of applications will begin on the 31stof December 2017. For inquiries about the position, please email Alyson van Raalte at

The MPIDR is a leading institute in demographic research. The LIFEINEQ group will have 4-5 dedicated researchers working on the project, and works closely with other research groups within the MPIDR. The working language of the MPIDR is English.

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the share of women in areas where they are under-represented, 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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