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Doctoral Candidate (m/f/d)

(Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 65 %)

The Institute of Philosophy (Research Training Group GRK 2073 “Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research”) invites applications for the position of a Doctoral Candidate (m/f/d) (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 65 %) starting 1 October 2020. The position is limited to 3 years.

Responsibilities and duties

Successful candidates will conduct research on a dissertation project that contributes to the research program of GRK 2073 and will participate in the training activities that are specified by the qualification program.

Employment conditions

Applicants must hold a pertinent university degree (typically an M.A. degree in Philosophy or in History and Philosophy of Science) and must be eligible to enroll as doctoral students in Philosophy at Leibniz University Hannover. They must be fluent in English and demonstrate an interest in at least one of the following two areas: practical philosophy of science (i.e., ethics and/or political philosophy of science) or theoretical philosophy of science (epistemology and/or metaphysics of science).

Applicants need to specify a dissertation project that is in line with the aims of the research program of GRK 2073 as described on the GRK website.

Please carefully read our application guide, which details the application procedure and provides for further information on how to apply (as well as on the research training group and the positions offered): 

As an equal opportunities employer, Leibniz University Hannover intends to promote women and men. For this reason, suitably qualified women are specifically invited to apply.

Preference will be given to equally qualified applicants with disabilities.

Please send your application along with the documents and certificates specified in our application guide by 31 May 2020

in electronic format via e-mail to

or via postal mail to

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Institut für Philosophie / GRK 2073
Lange Laube 32
30159 Hannover

For further information, please contact Leonie Wiemeyer (e-mail:

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