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Vacancy: Max Planck Law – Research Coordinator

Max Planck Law invites applications for a Research Coordinator.

– Coordination of the project and support for the development of its strategic direction and further evolution
– Development and maintenance of the network of the Max Planck Institutes involved and regular contact with the institutes’ research coordinators and press officers
– Planning and organisation of workshops, seminars and other academic events
– Development and management of the graduate programme
– Organisation and management of the fellowship programme, including support for fellows
– Preparation and management of evaluations of the network
– Representation of Max Planck Law in an international research context
– Public relations

– A successfully completed doctoral degree in law or in an another field of the humanities or social sciences
– International experience, preferably gained through completion of a degree abroad
– Experience in research coordination and management, particularly project management
– Willingness and ability to quickly familiarise yourself with a diverse and challenging range of topics, together with a high degree of initiative and a strong sense of responsibility
– Flexibility and a proven aptitude for organisation
– Willingness to travel in- and outside Germany
– Team worker with very good communication skills and intercultural competence
– Excellent knowledge of German and English

OUR OFFER: We offer a varied and challenging position in an attractive and international work environment with a good working atmosphere. The position is full-time (currently 39 hours / week). The position can in principle be shared by two employees. Remuneration and social benefits are based on the German Civil Service Collective Agreement (TVOD Bund). Depending on the applicant’s qualifications and experience, the annual salary before tax will be on a scale from EUR 51,100 (EG13 band 1) to EUR 74,300 (EG13 band 6) for a full time position. The position is initially limited to two years. A follow-up position is intended but conditional on the positive evaluation of the development phase of the project.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Max Planck Law is a collaborative network of the eleven Max Planck Institutes conducting fundamental research on legal issues, including their past and future developments, with a particular focus on exploring comparative and transnational research questions. The aim of this newly established network is to develop innovative approaches leading to excellent legal research and to provide a framework for graduate training across all disciplines of legal studies for both doctoral students and postdocs.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with severe disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such persons.
The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For further information on Max Planck Law and the research coordinator’s tasks, please contact Professor Stefan Vogenauer (

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application Deadline: 25.05.2020

Your application must be submitted online by the closing date of 25 May 2020 via the link on our homepage: Part of your application should be an example of your written work in English (5 – 10 pages), such as a report, minutes, or funding application (status report, grant application etc.). Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed, possibly online, on 5 June 2020.

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