Postdoctoral positions in Laboratory Astrochemistry and Theory of Star-/Planet-Forming Regions (m/f/d)

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 23, 2023
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 28, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Max-Planck-Institute for extraterrestrial Physics
Street Line 1: 
Gießenbachstraße 1
Garching bei München
Job Announcement Text: 

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

The Center for Astrochemical Studies (CAS; ) at the MPE, invites applications for one Postdoctoral position in laboratory astrochemistry and one Postdoctoral position in theoretical studies of star-/planet-forming regions. CAS hosts experimentalists, observers, and theoreticians who investigate together the chemical and physical evolution of the interstellar medium and star-/planet-forming regions, from clouds to disks, with links to exoplanets and our Solar System. Researchers with experience in laboratory astrophysics, in particular, interstellar ice analog studies, or experience in dynamical/chemical simulations of interstellar clouds and disk evolution are encouraged to apply.

The flexible starting date could be as early as Spring 2024, for 2 years guaranteed with the possibility of extension to up to five years (to be decided after the first 2 years). Applicants should have a PhD in physics or a related field before starting.

Salaries will be paid at German civil service rates (TVöD-Bund) depending on postdoctoral experience.

Applicants should submit their documents (in English, and in PDF form) online ( ), including a CV, a list of publications, and a brief (max. 1 page) description of research interests, by December 31st, 2023. Later applications may also be considered in case the post is not filled until January 31st, 2024.

The names of three referees who can provide letters of recommendation should be included in the application; they will be contacted by the selection committee in case the applicant is short-listed.

Prospective applicants can contact Prof. Paola Caselli for further information ([email protected]).

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Prof. Dr. Paola Caselli