Staff position in Galaxy Formation and Evolution

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
Job Announcement Text: 

The Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysic (MPA) in Garching, Germany, is a
world-leading institute in computational and theoretical astrophysics,
spanning a diverse range of subject areas from models of stars and stellar
evolution, to simulations of galaxy formation and evolution, to the processes
that shape the formation and activity of supermassive black holes.

Applications are invited for up to two staff positions in the Department of
Galaxy Formation and Evolution at MPA.

The successful candidate is expected to lead a research program at the
interface between theory and observations in galaxy formation.  Candidates
whose main expertise is in either of these areas are invited to apply. The
emphasis of the job portfolio is the creation of a successful connection
between the two areas (theory and observations) at the MPA.

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 galaxy formation. Specific expertise in
simulations of galaxy formation and/or data processing, analysis and
interpretation of state-of-the-art, multi-wavelength surveys of galaxies
would also be highly desirable.

The positions are  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 may be considered for immediate appointment to a permanent

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 future plans at MPA.  Later
submissions will be considered if received before the selection process is

Applicants should submit their documents by 1 August 2019 to Maria Depner
( For details about MPA  see

The Max-Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and women and
minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Maria Depner
Secretary, Department of Galaxy Formation and Evolution
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
Karl Schwarzschildstr 1
Zip/Postal Code: 
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Guinevere Kauffmann
Staff positions in galaxy formation and evolution