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The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne
is seeking to appoint a
Postdoctoral Social Scientist
in the Field of Private Wealth Research
for a project led by Professor Jens Beckert. The project is funded by the Leibniz
Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG). The starting date for the position
is January 1, 2021, or by agreement. To read more about the "Wealth
in Germany: Structures, Continuities, and Fractures" project, please go
successful candidate is expected to have a background in quantitative research,
an excellent PhD in Sociology, Political Science, or Economics, a publication
record appropriate for an early-career researcher, an outstanding knowledge
of quantitative methods and database building, and an excellent command
of German and English.
Opportunities exist for the holder of the position to work on a habilitation and
to teach within the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and
Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE; http://imprs.mpifg.de).
The position is initially limited to three years in accordance with the German
Fixed-term Employment in Higher Education and Research Act (WissZeitVG),
but there is an option to extend by a further three years following a positive midterm
evaluation. Pay and benefits are in accordance with the German public
service wage agreement (TVöDBund).
The Max Planck Society is committed to improving the opportunities for women
in science and explicitly encourages women to apply. We support our employees
in achieving work and family life balance. We are also committed to employing
more people with disabilities and encourage such applicants to apply.
The closing date for applications is November 1, 2020. Please apply online by going
to www.mpifg.de/karriere/ausschreibungen_en and uploading a two-page
statement of your interest in the research topic and in this project specifically,
your CV, copies of your certificates, a list of publications, a journal article of your
choosing, and the names and addresses of two referees. Please upload the files in
a single PDF document.
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