Senior Research Fellow (Postdoc) in the Max Planck Research Group ‘Shades of Illegality in International Peace and Security Law’ led by Dr. Christian Marxsen. The research group explores the role of contestation and illegality in the field of the prohibition on the use of force in international law. The interdisciplinary research group consists of lawyers as well as political scientists and seeks to employ a further legal scholar at the postdoctoral level.
The senior research fellow will conduct postdoctoral research (individual publications and contribu-tion to common research projects) connected to the research activities of the group. The position will give room to pursue post-doctoral research that is broadly related to the topic of the research group. Applicants are required to hold a university degree in law as well as a Ph.D., to possess a deep knowledge of public international law, to demonstrate great interest in academic research, and to be fully proficient in English (written and oral); further language skills are advantageous.
Please submit your application including cover letter; CV; one to two own manuscripts with no more than approx. 50 pages in total, such as one chapter of the PhD thesis or a scholarly paper; please attach at least one letter of recommendation; a brief post-doctoral project proposal of 1-2 pages electronically as a single pdf-file to, subject: MPIL-FGM2019. For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Christian Marxsen. 
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