Postdoc Position in Cluster Gravitational Lensing

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
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Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik
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Gießenbachstr. 1
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The Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) is a world-leading institute in space- and ground-based experimental astrophysics, with leading roles in a number of large astronomical projects. MPE will be hosting a Max Planck Research Group, Gravitational Lensing with Upcoming Astronomical Facilities, led by Dr M. Jauzac, centered on the analysis of clusters to determine the cosmological parameters, and constrain the particle nature of dark matter. This new group will work in close collaboration with the MPE High-Energy group, which has recently completed the assembly of the eROSITA X-ray telescope, due to be launched aboard the SRG mission in 2019. The design-driving science behind eROSITA is to perform an all-sky cosmological survey of X-ray selected clusters of galaxies. For further details see: and

Applications are invited for a

Postdoctoral position

in the Gravitational Lensing with Upcoming Astronomical Facilities group at MPE in Garching. The appointment will be for 3 years with a start date around July 2019. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy or Astrophysics, or expect to obtain their Ph.D. in the near future.

The successful candidates will be expected to work on the lensing mass measurements of eROSITA clusters, in close collaboration with the High-Energy group. In particular, we encourage applicants with expertise on weak gravitational lensing mass measurements of galaxy cluster and cosmology and the evolution of large-scale structure. Familiarity with cluster survey data analysis, cosmic shear and/or interpretation would be highly desirable.

Salaries will be paid at German civil service rates (TVöD-Bund) depending on postdoctoral experience.

Applicants should submit their documents (in English, and in PDF form) online ( ) including a CV, a list of publications, and a brief (~1 page) description of research interests, by January 31, 2019.

Review will begin soon after that date, but later applications will be considered if received before the selection process is completed. Three referees should be identified, who can provide letters of recommendation upon request. Prospective applicants can contact Dr. M. Jauzac for further information (email:

The Max-Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Dr. Mathilde Jauzac