The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Göttingen, Germany, invites applications for a postdoctoral position to work on planet formation theory. The position is offered within the project "Formation of planetary building blocks throughout time and space" led by Dr. Joanna Drążkowska funded by the ERC Starting Grant PLANETOIDS. The successful applicant will develop computational models of planet-forming processes such as dust coagulation, planetesimal formation via the streaming instability, and planetary core growth by planetesimal and pebble accretion. Prior experience in protoplanetary disk or planet formation modeling is highly desirable.
Applicants should have or be close to obtaining PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or related field. The starting date is flexible, preferably between January and September 2023. The appointment will be initially for three years with the possibility of an extension for one additional year. Generous funding for publications and travel is available.
How to apply:
Interested candidates should include a cover letter, a brief statement of research interests and achievements (max. 3 pages), curriculum vitae including the publication list, and at least two reference contacts. The reference persons will only be contacted for the shortlisted candidates. The application must be submitted via the online application portal. Applications submitted by the 1st of November 2022 will receive full consideration.
The Max Planck Society strives for gender equity and diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more severely disabled people. Applications from severely disabled persons are explicitly encouraged.