The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in solar physics, dedicated to modelling of solar spectral irradiance variations using the output of 3D radiation MHD simulations and the observed magnetograms. The project is attractive not just from the science point of view, but also because of its relevance to global climate change.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in physics with focus on solar physics, astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field. They should have an outstanding research record and experience in solar or stellar physics. Experience in numerical radiative transfer modelling is important and a background in non-LTE radiative transfer is of particular advantage.
The position is available as early as 1.5.2014 or later and is offered for a period of up to three years. Salary will be according to E13 of the TVöD scale of the German public service. An earlier start can be negotiated.
Applications, including a CV, a statement of research interests, a publication list and contact information of three potential referees should be sent as one pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin March 1 and continue until the position is filled.
The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.
For further information please contact Natalie Krivova (email@example.com) or Johannes Stecker (firstname.lastname@example.org).