16 PhD positions at the International Max Planck Research School for the Science of Human History

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

MPI-SHH pursues an integrative approach to the study of human history. “Hard” facts as bones, teeth, plants, stones and “soft” facts as languages, history, or religions can say a lot about human history. The International Max Planck Research School for the Science of Human History (IMPRS-SHH) is seeking for researchers knowing well how to decode such facts and data and looking for new ways of decoding them. It is a cooperation of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and Friedrich Schiller University, both situated in Jena, a traditional as well as a modern university town in the heart of Germany. The IMPRS-SHH is offering 16 PhD positions for 14 projects.

The IMPRS-SHH provides doctoral researchers with optimum conditions for their PhD projects and custom-made preparation for the time thereafter, both with regard to academic and non-academic careers. We offer a clearly structured doctoral program with three pillars: a mentoring program for individual supervision by outstanding scientists, a scientific program of high academic standard, and a transferable skills program. Participating disciplines include Archaeogenetics, Archaeology, Bioinformatics, Evolutionary Biology, Linguistics, Microbiology, Cultural Studies, Social and Behavioral Sciences. The language of the IMPRS-SHH is English. The graduate school provides a regularly attended coordination office supporting the PhD students from all over the world.

Further information:

Details about the IMPRS-SHH

About PhD positions and admission require­ments such as a master’s degree.

The preferred starting date of PhD appointment: September 1st, 2019 / or on individual basis between July 1 and October 1, 2019

Contract type: TV-B/L 13 50%, temporary, 3 years (extension possible)

Application: via https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mjws/perso/shh_d012.nsf/application.

The application deadline is January 31st, 2019.

For further information on how to apply, please visit our website, or contact us at .

IMPRS-SHH is supporting equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Reference to data protection: Your data protection rights, the purpose for which your data will be processed, as well as further information about data protection is available to you on the http://www.shh.mpg.de/138116/privacy-policy.

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