Post-doctoral Research Scientists- Max Planck Institute

Two post-doctoral research scientists

 The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research is recruiting two post-doctoral research scientists to work on labor demography. The project focuses on understanding the determinants and differences in the length and productivity of working and retirement lives, across and within populations. The project is conducted in collaboration with two other laboratories at the MPIDR, Lab of Population Health, and Lab of Fertility and Well-being.

Successful candidates will have strong quantitative skills and background in the social sciences. The positions are for 3 years, with possibility for prolongation. Starting salary is 47-66k€ depending on relevant post-doctoral experience. Starting date is flexible, but no later than fall 2016.

Applications should be sent to and include:
(1) Letter of interest
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) Contact info for 3 academic references

Review of applications will begin on the 7th of December, 2015 and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. For inquiries about the position, please email Mikko Myrskylä at

The MPIDR is a leading institute in demographic research hosting a diverse range of labs with interdisciplinary topics. The working language of the MPIDR is English. For more information about the labor demography project and the MPIDR, please see and

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.