The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is recruiting highly qualified Post-Docs/Research Scientists, at various levels of seniority, to join the Lab of Digital and Computational Demography.
MPIDR is one of the leading demographic centers in the world. It is part of the Max Planck Society, a network of more than 80 institutes that form Germany's premier basic-research organization. Max Planck Institutes have an established record of world-class, foundational research in the sciences, technology, social sciences and the humanities. They offer a unique environment that combines the best aspects of an academic setting and a research laboratory.
The Lab of Digital and Computational Demography, headed by MPIDR Director Emilio Zagheni, is looking for candidates with a background in Demography, Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Social Psychology, Geography, Applied Mathematics, Public Health, Public Policy, or related disciplines.
Examples of project areas relevant for the Lab include (but are not limited to):
For more information about the Lab and its current projects, see: https://www.demogr.mpg.de/go/lab-dcd
The Lab of Digital and Computational Demography brings together methodologists (from areas like Statistics, Computer Science or Mathematical Demography) with experts in areas of the Social Sciences in order to favor cross-pollination of ideas, to advance methods and theory, and to address pressing societal questions.
The successful candidate must have obtained their PhD (or expect to have obtained their PhD by the time the post commences in early 2021), and their profile should match one of the following three:
Across all profiles, the ability and willingness to work in interdisciplinary teams in order to conduct cutting-edge research that advances population science is key.
Applications have to be submitted in English using the form below and include the following documents:
The positions will be open until filled. In order to receive full consideration, applications should be submitted by May 3rd, 2020. The starting date is flexible, but no later than early 2021. Successful applicants will be offered a 3-year contract with remuneration commensurate to experience (starting from approx. 55,000 EUR gross per year for researchers who have just completed their PhD, up to approx. 70,000 EUR gross per year for more senior scientists) based on the salary structure of the German public sector (Öffentlicher Dienst, TVöD Bund).
The Max Planck Society offers a broad range of measures to support the reconciliation of work and family. These are complemented by the MPIDR’s own initiatives. For more information, see: https://www.demogr.mpg.de/en/career_6122/equal_opportunities_family_support_6678/reconciliation_of_work_and_family_6679
In addition, there are a range of central initiatives and measures primarily geared towards helping young female researchers and mothers to advance their career. See the link below for some examples:
Our Institute values diversity and is committed to employing individuals from minorities. Individuals with severe disability are especially welcome to apply. The Institute and the Max Planck Society also seek to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented. As women are underrepresented in computational social sciences, we explicitly encourage them to apply.
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