Berlin: Doctoral Fellowships (m/f/d)

Max Planck Institute for Human Development: Doctoral Fellowships (m/f/d) | Life Course (34/2020)

Doctoral Fellowships (m/f/d) | Life Course

Young Researchers, Berlin
Social Sciences

Job Code: 34/2020

Forschungsmitarbeiter (m/w/d)

Job Offer from October 15, 2020

The International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE) seeks applicants for up to 3 three-year

doctoral fellowships (m/f/d)

The International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE) is a joint international PhD Program of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, and the University of Zurich. The goal of the Research School is the study of the development of human behavior from infancy to old age. LIFE takes an integrative and interdisciplinary approach to identifying, understanding, and possibly ameliorating the mechanisms and conditions that shape the human life course.

The target groups of the Research School are international post-master's graduate students who intend to pursue a doctorate in one of the relevant disciplines (biology, computer science, economics, educational science, neuroscience, psychology, sociology). As a collaborative Research School, LIFE offers unique training in the dynamics of human behavior on different time scales and includes opportunities for research abroad at one of the cooperating institutions. The training program involves seminars, a series of academies, and collaborative supervision of research training. Detailed information, including the roster of faculty at the various institutions, can be found at

The advertised fellowships will all be located at the three collaborating institutions in Berlin, Germany. Depending on applicants’ schedules, the Research School will commence in April or October 2021. Working language is English. For the Berlin participants, the doctoral degree will be granted by the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin or the Freie Universität Berlin. Positions will be contract or stipend based depending on the funding institution.


Applicants should hold, or anticipate receiving very soon as shown in supporting documents, a master's degree or equivalent in one of the relevant fields.

The Research School strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. The Research School is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Deadline: November 30, 2020. Decisions about admissions are scheduled for March 2021.

See for details about the application procedure and the online application form. We kindly ask you to submit your application without a photo.

If you have further questions, please contact

Silke Schäfer
Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Lentzeallee 94
14195 Berlin

Phone: +49-(0)30-82406-373
E-mail: imprs-life(at)

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Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Lentzeallee 94
14195 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 82406-0

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