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Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

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Population Health Research Group
Up to 2 positions at PhD Student, Post-Doctoral Fellow or Research Scientist levels

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_111452081
Date Posted: 12/15/2014
Date Inactive: 01/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Up to 2 positions at PhD Student, Post-Doctoral Fellow or Research Scientist levels
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Rostock, GERMANY
JEL Classifications:
I2 -- Education and Research Institutions
I1 -- Health
Population Health
Salary Range: Stipend/Salary according to German TVÖD
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research is recruiting highly qualified PhD students or Post-Doctoral researchers (up to 2 positions) to work on a project analyzing the relationship between health behaviors and mortality in aging populations. The successful candidate will have strong quantitative skills with experience in applied data analysis. Candidates from the fields of demography, economics, statistics, sociology, epidemiology/public health or related disciplines will be considered.

The person will join the newly established Population Health Research Group that is led by the Director of the MPIDR Mikko Myrskylä. The work will be supervised jointly by professors Mikko Myrskylä and Neil Mehta from the Emory University. 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 MPIDR, please see

Applications should be sent to and include:
(1) Letter of Interest (max two pages)
(2) Curriculum Vitae
(3) Names and contact information for 3 academic references
(4) 1 or 2 writing samples or publications (if available)

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled and review of applications will begin immediately. Appointment can be made at the PhD student, Post-Doctoral, or more advanced Research Scientist level. For inquiries about the positions please contact: Mikko Myrskylä or Neil Mehta

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.

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Application Instructions Below
Application Instructions:
Applications should include:
• a detailed CV (incl. honors, awards, and publications),
• full contact information (e-mail and mail addresses) of 2 references,
• for the post-doc and research scientist positions: a 2-page outline about the research agenda for the upcoming two years
Applications should be sent to the head of the research group, Anna Oksuzyan (please, in one pdf file):
  • Application Deadline Has Passed