Postdoctoral Positions: Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Germany

Study in:Germany
Deadline: 31 October 2017

Postdoctoral Positions: Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Germany: The Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in the Planet and Star Formation Department.

Your tasks

The successful applicant will carry out research in the field of planet formation working in the group of Dr. Mario Flock.  Prior experience and publications on radiation transfer modeling and observations of protoplanetary disks is highly appreciated.

We are especially looking for applicants who are interested in the area of dust polarization and molecular line emission in young circumstellar disks.

Your profile

Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, physics or a closely related field. The appointment will be for an initial period of three years with a possibility of an extension of two years up to five years. Funds for publications travel and computer equipment will be provided.

Our offer

The preferred starting date is summer 2018 or after. The remuneration is based on the German collective wage agreement for the public sector (TVöD) depending on qualification and experience in level E13/E14. Social benefits are granted according to the regulations for public service.

Your application

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, publication list, and a brief statement of research interests in one pdf-file by 31 October 2017 to They should also arrange for three letters of reference to be provided separately by the same date.

Informal inquiries are welcome and should be directed to:

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. 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. 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. Applications from women, disabled people and minority groups are particularly welcome. The MPIA supports its employees in their search for suitable child care institutions.

Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
Königstuhl 17
69117 Heidelberg

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