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PhD, Postdoc, & Summer Research Opportunities at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR)

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, seeks qualified people for a number of positions. Applicants should have a background in demography or a related field in the social or biological sciences, mathematics or statistics. Staff will be recruited internationally solely on the basis of qualification. Applications from women and persons with disabilities are encouraged. The Institute is bilingual (German and English) with most publications in English.

 

PhD Student Positions

The Lab of Digital and Computational Demography, headed by MPIDR Director Emilio Zagheni, is looking for candidates with a background in Demography, Statistics, Data Science, Computer Science/Informatics, Applied Mathematics, Economics, Sociology, Geography, Public Health, or related disciplines.

Applicants must hold a master’s degree or equivalent (as a prerequisite the next intended academic degree must be a doctoral degree). The successful candidates are expected to conduct cutting-edge research that produces methodological advances in the field of Digital and Computational Demography and/or and addresses relevant questions in the following key substantive areas of demography:

  1. Migration and mobility
  2. Population aging and generational processes
  3. Social and environmental forces and population dynamics

For more information about the Lab of Digital and Computational Demography, see: https://www.demogr.mpg.de/go/lab-dcd

This PhD studentship offers an excellent opportunity for motivated students to work with a highly international team of researchers at different levels of seniority, and to take advantage of the interdisciplinary intellectual environment at MPIDR, as well as substantial financial support for travel, research training and data acquisition.

Admitted students will be expected to take part in the International Max Planck Research School on Population, Health and Data Science (IMPRS-PHDS), a training initiative hosted at MPIDR that supports exchange within a network of universities in Europe and the US. The research school offers a core training program in Rostock, extensive networking opportunities across partner sites, and high-quality supervision from at least two mentors from different institutions. For more information about PHDS, see www.imprs-phds.mpg.de

 

Postdocs Digital and Computational Demography

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.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, Geography, Applied Mathematics, Public Health, Public Policy, or related disciplines.

The successful candidate must have a PhD (or receive it soon) and is expected to conduct cutting-edge research that produces methodological advances in the field of Digital and Computational Demography and/or and addresses relevant questions in the following key substantive areas of demography:

  • Migration and mobility
  • Population aging and generational processes
  • Social and environmental forces and population dynamics

The growing 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 (e.g., Sociology, Geography, Economics, etc.) in order to favor cross-pollination of ideas, to advance methods and theory, and to address pressing societal questions.

 

Summer Research Visits

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is inviting applications from qualified and highly motivated PhD students for a Summer Research Visit in the Lab of Digital and Computational Demography.

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 (e.g., Sociology, Geography, Economics, etc.) in order to favor cross-pollination of ideas, to advance methods and theory, and to address pressing societal questions.

The Lab of Digital and Computational Demography, headed by MPIDR Director Emilio Zagheni, is looking for PhD candidates who would like to spend 3 months at MPIDR (June 1st-August 31st 2020) to work on a collaborative research paper under the supervision of one or more experienced scientists at MPIDR.

Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD program (at the time they visit MPIDR) in Demography, Statistics, Data Science, Computer Science/Informatics, Applied Mathematics, Economics, Sociology, Geography, Public Health, Public Policy or a related discipline.

The successful candidates have demonstrated the ability to work on research projects independently and in interdisciplinary teams, and present a research proposal that is relevant, doable and that fits with the research agenda of the Lab of Digital and Computational Demography. 

More information
Country: 
Germany
City: 
Rostock
Institution: 
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Deadline: 
01/12/2019
Contact: 

For inquiries about the positions, please contact sekzagheni [at] demogr.mpg.de.