The Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites applications for a
senior post-doctoral researcher (m/f/d)
joining an ERC-funded research project at the MHD and Turbulence Section of the AIP.
Advertised Position / Requirements – In tandem with the project leader, the successful applicant will play a central role in the success of the research project. At the same time, she/he will have the opportunity to supervise more junior team members, and strengthen her/his profile as a future research leader. Motivated by understanding the environments in which planets form, the ambitious research project encompasses observational, theoretical and numerical aspects of poorly ionised and, at the same time, self-gravitating protoplanetary discs. Candidates with overlapping interests in the areas of astrophysical fluid dynamics (notably including the effect of gas self-gravity) and MHD / dynamo theory, are particularly encouraged to apply. An existing background in the research area of star formation / protoplanetary disks will be considered advantageous. The salary will be based on the pay grade TV-L E13. Ample funding for work-related travel is available, as well as dedicated local computing resources. The nominal starting date is November 2022.
Your Application – To apply, please submit the following documents: 1) a Cover Letter (1 page) motivating your application, 2) a Curriculum Vitae along with a list of publications & talks, 3) a Research Summary of your past achievements (≤3 pages), and 4) a Research and Career Development Statement (≤2 pages), via e-Mail to <[email protected]>. Please also provide contact information for up to three individuals willing to provide reference letters upon request.