Applications are invited for a four-year (2+2) postdoctoral fellowship, shared between Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg/Onsala, Sweden) and Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) (Heidelberg, Germany) as part of a new Chalmers Initiative on Cosmic Origins (CICO).
A successful applicant will lead an ambitious, independent research program in the field of interstellar medium (ISM) and star formation, which is expected to align with the wide spectrum of ISM/star formation research at the two host institutes. The relevant themes include low- and high-mass star formation, protostellar disks, physics of molecular clouds and their atomic envelopes, galaxy-scale studies of the ISM and star formation, and the connection between Galactic and extragalactic star formation studies. See www.cosmicorigins.space for more information.
The fellow is expected to share time approximately equally between the two host institutes (first at Chalmers, then at MPIA), participate in departmental activities, and promote collaboration between the institutes.
A competitive salary and benefits package is offered at Chalmers. Fellows are eligible for social security benefits, including health insurance, paid leave, and retirement benefits. The position also includes travel funds and opportunities for dissemination, networking, and international collaboration will be available.
The remuneration during the employment at MPIA in the second half of the scientific project 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. The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and encourages disabled persons to apply. Applications from women and historically under-represented groups are particularly welcome. The MPIA supports its employees in their search for suitable child care institutions.
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