Postdoctoral Positions in Astrochemistry and Star/Planet Formation
The Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching (near Munich), Germany, invites applications for postdoctoral positions in astrochemistry and observational/theoretical star and planet formation. The aim of the project is to study the formation and earliest phases of pre-stellar cloud cores, their dynamical evolution toward the formation of accretion disks, with links to later stages of protoplanetary disk evolution, planet formation and our Solar System. This will be done by merging astrochemical, magneto-hydrodynamical and radiative transfer models, and constraining them with high sensitivity and high spatial/spectral resolution observations. Researchers with experience in theory and/or observations of star and planet forming regions are encouraged to apply. We also encourage applications from experts in theoretical and/or experimental molecular spectroscopy.
The flexible starting date could be as early as Summer 2014, for 2 years guaranteed with the possibility of extension and career development within the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics. Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or related field before starting. The posts come with a generous travel allowance. Please send a letter of application, a brief description of research interests, a curriculum vitae including bibliography, and three letters of reference by January 31st, 2014 to:
Later applications may also be considered in case the posts are not filled until February 2014. The Max-Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer, yet specifically aims to increase the number of female employees.