Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Postdoc candidate for a MSCA IF in International, European, and regulatory procedural law

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    15/05/2020 23:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette
    MPI (application management through Luxinnovation)

Max Planck Institute is interested in hosting a postdoctoral fellow within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship programme. 


         Please note that this opportunity is not a funded positions (yet); it depend on

         1. The organization selecting you for continuing the process and

         2. A successful proposal written mostly by you (with some input from your host organization           in Luxembourg) and submitted before September 9th 2020.



Offer Requirements

  • Advanced degree in law (Dr. iur.) or equivalent academic qualification (PhD, doctorat en droit)
  • Detailed CV including list of publications (at least three)
  • One or preferably two legal manuscripts (e.g. PhD chapter, scholarly paper), no more than 50 pages in total
  • Research project description (no more than 2 pages)
  • Name and contact details of 2 references

Institute description: 

The MPI Luxembourg for Procedural Law is a young and dynamic research institution undertaking interdisciplinary and collaborative research in the fields of international, European, and regulatory procedural law. Since its establishment, the Institute has developed its unique focus on a challenging filed of legal research, namely the procedures underlying dispute settlement and decision-making processes, with the aim of identifying and analysing emerging trends in dispute resolution mechanisms and decision-making across Europe and beyond.

Since its inception in 2012, the MPI Luxembourg has established a continuous and productive dialogue with the European and international courts and institutions. It organises lecture series, international conferences, summer academies, and hosts an International Max Planck Research School on Successful Dispute Resolution.

The Institute comprises two departments. Professor Dr Dres h.c. Burkhard Hess is leading the Department of European and Comparative Procedural Law. The Department addresses the whole range of judicial and extrajudicial settlement of civil and commercial disputes. Special attention is given to the development of European procedural law and to comparative procedural law from a global perspective. Headed by Professor Dr Hélène Ruiz Fabri, the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution investigates the mechanisms and techniques of international dispute settlement and all kinds of decision-making processes. It focuses on their underlying principles and explores the related theoretical and historical schools of thought in international law.


About Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship:

The MSCA IF are postdoctoral fellowships, financed through the European Commission for 2 year positions, covering salary and research costs of the researchers, who can come from anywhere in the world. The evaluation process of these programmes is more about the project and the career development of the candidate, than his/her publication record. The organizations in Luxembourg that want to host such talented researchers include large public research organizations as well as private companies that offer interesting job perspectives after completion of the fellowship.

Minimal eligibility criteria

  • Individual: applicant applies together with host institute
  • PhD at the deadline or Masters plus 4 years of full time equivalent research experience
  • Not working or living in Luxembourg for longer than 12 months before the call deadline
  • For rules see here or contact your NCP


How to apply

Please submit your CV to Charles Betz, Advisor - European R&D and Innovation Support at Luxinnovation, until May 15th 2020 and refer to which position(s) you are applying for; you can also send several finetuned CVs if you are interested in multiple positions. Make sure you address the text and requirements mentioned by the respective hosts. 

Please note that applications are made through Luxinnovation, your contact point for Horizon 2020 in Luxembourg, before being handed over to the host company.

Luxinnovation, the Luxembourgish Innovation agency and National Contact Point for MSCA, will support both you and your future host institute during your application phase. For all applicants coming to Luxembourg we offer guidance documents, webinars, training in proposal writing and we will review your proposals if you wish so (depending on our availability). In 2019, MSCA IF proposals from Luxembourg had an average success rate of 28.5%, and proposals reviewed by our service 42%.

More information can be found on our website.


  • International procedural law
  • comparative law
  • International public law
  • International private law
  • European law
  • International arbitration
  • decision-making processes
  • civil procedure, dispute settlement
  • International courts and tribunals
  • cross-fertilization



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