PhD in Astrophysics / Solar Physics / Planetary Sciences

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Publish Date: 
Friday, August 2, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, November 15, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
International Max Planck Research School Göttingen
Lower Saxony
Job Announcement Text: 

The International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen (Solar System School) offers a research-oriented doctoral program covering the physical aspects of Solar system science. It is jointly run by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) and the University of Göttingen. Research at the MPS covers three main research areas: ”Sun and Heliosphere”, ”Solar and Stellar Interiors” and ”Planets and Comets”. Solar System School students collaborate with leading scientists in these fields and graduates are awarded a doctoral degree from the renowned University of Göttingen.

The Solar System School is open to students from all countries and offers an international three-year PhD program in an exceptional research environment with state-of-the-art facilities on Göttingen Campus. The language of the structured graduate program is English. The program includes an inspiring curriculum of scientific lectures and seminars as well as advanced training workshops and provides travel funds to attend international conferences.

Applicants to the Solar System School should have a keen interest in Solar system science and a record of academic excellence. They must have, or must be about to obtain, an M.Sc. degree or equivalent in physics, earth sciences or a related field, including a written Masters thesis, and must document a good command of the English language.

All PhD positions offered to successful applicants are fully funded.

Review of applications for a starting date of September 2020 will begin on 1 November 2019.

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Included Benefits: --- Fully funded PhD positions. No tuition fees. Mandatory deductions from salary for: Tax, health insurance, nursing care, pension and unemployment insurance. If applicable: maternity leave, parental leave. Subject to negotiation: Relocation support, recruitment bonus. Also available: Access to free language courses, access to the services of the international office including short-term guest house accommodation ...

Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 1, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Dr. Sonja Schuh
IMPRS Scientific Coordinator
Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
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Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 3
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