Staff Position in High Energy Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Archive Date: 
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics
Job Announcement Text: 

The Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) in Garching, Germany, is a world-leading institute in space- and ground-based experimental astrophysics, with leading roles in a number of large astronomical projects.

Applications are invited for a staff position in the High-Energy Group at MPE.

The successful candidate is expected to lead a research program on X-ray studies of clusters of galaxies utilising the forthcoming all-sky survey by the eROSITA instrument, which is due for launch on the SRG mission in 2019. Access to a wide variety of complementary ground-based data will also be available.

Applicants must have a Ph.D in astronomy, astrophysics or a closely-related field, as well as significant postdoctoral experience, and have an internationally-recognised record of research achievements and refereed publications relating to clusters of galaxies. Specific expertise in X-ray observations, cluster surveys and/or cluster cosmology would also be highly desirable.

The position is available immediately. Salary will follow the framework of public service employees in Germany (TVöD) and be commensurate with level of experience. The position is expected to be filled on a tenure-track basis, with the appointee being considered for a permanent position not more than 5 years after the initial appointment. Senior candidates who already have tenure may be considered for immediate appointment to a permanent position.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, the names and contact details of three referees, a list of publications, and a brief description of both current research interests and plans for the exploitation of the eROSITA cluster survey. Later submissions will be considered if received before the selection process is completed.

Applicants should submit their documents (in English, and in PDF form) online ( ), by 31 January 2019.

For details about MPE or the High-Energy-Group see or Informal enquiries can be addressed to Director of the MPE High-Energy Group, Prof. Kirpal Nandra

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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Kirpal Nandra
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