The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology is one of the leading centres for
research in social anthropology. Common to all research projects at the Max Planck Institute
is the comparative analysis of social change; it is primarily in this domain that its researchers
contribute to anthropological theory, though many programmes also have applied significance
and political topicality.
The Department ‘Law & Anthropology’ at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology is offering
1 PhD position
The position is offered within the Minerva Research Group The Ethics of Exchange
which focuses on how the law’s boundaries are shaped in decision-making processes in organ donation and transplantation. Project Description The Ethics of Exchange: the regulation of Organ Donation and Transplantation
is an exciting research project led by Dr. Farrah Raza. The project fills in gap in the scholarship by conducting a novel study of decision-making processes by carrying out an investigation of the ‘middle layers’ of decision-making. It does this by combining two key workstreams. The first workstream assess the regulation and decision-making processes in Organ Donation and Transplantation in the relevant case study countries. The notion of decision-making is understood broadly to include a range of practices, forums and actors. The second workstream is concerned with religion and culture, and in particular, the existence of pluralism in practice.
This project received a positive ethics approval vote from the Ethics Council of the Max Planck Society in 2021. Fieldwork has already commenced in the UK and Germany. Furthermore, funding has been awarded for the purpose of organizing a workshop on the project. More information can be found: https://www.eth.mpg.de/5680240/project_1
The position is to start on 1 September 2022. The PhD position is awarded for three years, with the possibility of two six-month extensions. Employment will be on a full-time contractual basis. The workplace is Halle (Saale) (Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany).
The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
The Max Planck Society strives to ensure gender equality and diversity. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
Please submit your application electronically by 15 June 2022
following the link for vacancies on our homepage (under ‘Career’), or by going directly to the online application form using the link below.
Applicants should send the following documentation:
- cover letter
- CV including a list of publications
- two-page summary of the proposed research, which should demonstrate clear links to the applicant’s previous work and qualifications and to the respective research field
- copies of university degrees
- names of two or three referees whom we may contact
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Carolin Berger (firstname.lastname@example.org
Informal enquiries concerning the position may be directed to Dr. Farrah Raza (email@example.com
We look forward to receiving your completed online application under https://recruitingapp-5034.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/436/Application/New/2%3Flang=eng .