Chalmers-MPE Cosmic Origins Fellowship

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, October 20, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, November 17, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Chalmers University of Technology
Department Name: 
Department of Space, Earth and Environment
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a four-year (2+2) postdoctoral fellowship, shared between Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg/Onsala, Sweden) and the Center for Astrochemical Studies at the Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) (Garching, Germany) as part of a new Chalmers Initiative on Cosmic Origins (CICO).

A successful applicant, required to have a Ph.D. in astronomy/astrophysics, will lead an ambitious, independent research program related to Cosmic Origins science, expected to align with the wide range of research at the two host institutes. The relevant themes include the interstellar medium, astrochemistry, star formation, and planet formation and evolution. See for more information.

The fellow is expected to share time approximately equally between the two host institutes (first at Chalmers, then at MPE), participate in departmental activities, and promote collaboration between the institutes.

Included Benefits: 

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 MPE 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 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 MPE supports its employees in their search for suitable childcare institutions.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Prof. Jonathan C. Tan
Chalmers-MPE Cosmic Origins Fellowship