Tenure-track Staff Position, Atmospheric Physics of Exoplanets (APEx) Department, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg (Ref. 347)

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
Department Name: 
Atmospheric Physics of Exoplanets (APEx)
Street Line 1: 
Königstuhl 17
City: 
Heidelberg
State/Province: 
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Zip/Postal: 
69117
Country: 
Germany
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications for up to two tenure-track staff scientist positions in the APEx Department at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (www.mpia.de). APEx was founded in 2020 to characterize the atmospheric physics and chemistry of extrasolar planets. The department’s research interests include the formation and evolution of planetary systems, present-day exoplanet climate and weather, planet detection, the development of purpose-built instruments for planet characterization, and the origins of and search for life in the universe. APEx is a partner in the construction of several new instruments over the coming decade, including VLTI/GRAVITY+, ELT/METIS, and ELT/ANDES. For more information on our research activities see http://www.mpia.de/en/apex.

We are looking for new colleagues with expertise in one or more relevant areas, including the observation of exoplanet atmospheres, theoretical modeling, and instrumentation development.  The successful candidate(s) will carry out an independent research program and build up a group at MPIA. New staff scientists will have the opportunity to help shape a vibrant, supportive, and collaborative working culture from the ground up as the APEx department grows.

Our offer

All MPIA researchers have access to state-of-the-art observing facilities and supercomputing resources. Staff members have the opportunity (but no obligation) to teach classes at Heidelberg University and supervise students. The positions include long-term funding for computing, publications, and travel. ​​Renumeration will be on the German public sector scale TVöD level E15, and depends in detail on qualification and experience. Extensive social benefits are granted according to the regulations for public service.

Your profile

Applicants must have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field. The tenure-track appointment will be for an initial period of five years, with tenure granted on the basis of a successful performance review. We anticipate a starting date in 2023.

Your application

Candidates should provide a cover letter, CV, publication list, and a research statement (including past, current, and future planned research, maximum of 5 pages). Please upload all documents in pdf format.

Please also arrange for three letters of reference to be provided separately (further details will be provided once registered in the online application portal):

All application materials are due by November 30 and must be submitted using the online application system: https://career.mpia.de/en/applicants/new?job=9

For inquiries, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Laura Kreidberg ([email protected]). For assistance submitting the application, contact the director’s assistant, Carola Jordan ([email protected]).

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and strives for a diverse community of employees. Applications from historically underrepresented or disadvantaged groups are particularly encouraged. A good work-life balance is an important concern for us at the Institute. We offer our employees family-friendly working hours and provide support in finding suitable childcare facilities.

The Max Planck Society has set itself the goal of employing more severely disabled people. Applications from severely disabled persons are expressly encouraged. If you have any questions about equal opportunities, please contact the Equal Opportunity Officer ([email protected]), or Ralf Launhardt ([email protected]) on the subject of severely disabled persons.

Included Benefits: 

All MPIA researchers have access to state-of-the-art observing facilities and supercomputing resources. Staff members have the opportunity (but no obligation) to teach classes at Heidelberg University and supervise students. The positions include long-term funding for computing, publications, and travel. ​​Renumeration will be on the German public sector scale TVöD level E15, and depends in detail on qualification and experience. Extensive social benefits are granted according to the regulations for public service.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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