PhD Positions (m/f/d) in "Health Law - Digitalisation and Innovation" [Nr. 13-21]Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik • Abteilung für internationales und ausländisches Sozialrecht • München

Germany Universities


July 31, 2021


Open Positions 3

Time Span 01 Sep 2021 for 3 years Application Deadline 31 Jul 2021 Financing yes Type of Position

  • PhD - Doctoral Programme
  • Field of Research

  • Law, Economics, and Social Sciences
  • Subjects Health Law Description We are looking to hire several PhD students in the field of "Health Law – Digitalisation and Innovation". Potential topics include the legal regulation of digital health devices, data protection and cybersecurity in healthcare, biomedical innovation, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and personalised medicine. Comparative, transnational, and legal- historical approaches to this field are particularly welcome. The start date is 1st September 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. The positions are a fixed-term appointment for three years.

    Applicants are expected to hold an excellent degree in law that meets the doctoral admission requirements of the Law Faculty at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (“first class” or “high upper second class”). Prior experience in the field of health law, law and digitalisation, and/or comparative law will be considered an advantage. Full proficiency in English is expected, and additional languages skills are desirable.

    We offer attractive working conditions in a modern, well-equipped institute with a global network. Our institute holds the world's largest social law library and is located close to LMU Munich, as well as the Bavarian State Library. Doctoral students are paid and receive social benefits in accordance with the German Civil Service Collective Agreement (TVöD). The annual salary before tax amounts to approx. EUR 33,000 (EG13 band 1, 65%).

    We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and individuals from ethnic and cultural minority backgrounds.

    Your application should include a short project outline (5 pages max.), a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, copies of your certificates and qualifications, and (if available) a writing sample of 10-20 pages (seminar paper, journal article or book chapter).

    Please send your application stating reference number 13-21 by July 31, 2021 to: and

    For further information please contact Dr. Christoffer Leber (Phone: +49-89-38602-501, or E-mail:

    Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy Administration/HR Amalienstr. 33 80799 Munich

    Working Language

  • English
  • German
  • Language of Dissertation

  • English
  • German
  • Required Documents

  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Transcripts
  • Research Proposal
  • List of Publication
  • Others : Writing Sample (seminar paper, journal article or book chapter)
  • More Information https: // www. mwd-im-bereich-digital-health-nr-23-20/

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