A 4-year postdoc position is available at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching for theoretical studies of the physical, chemical, and dynamical properties of star-forming galaxies, especially at high redshift, at a range of scales and in different environments. Candidates with experience in ISM theory, molecular astrophysics, radiative transfer, and/or hydrodynamic simulations are encouraged to apply.
The postdoc will be part of the Infrared Group at MPE leading observational studies of the gas reservoirs and associated properties of star-forming galaxies from low to high redshifts using millimeter and infrared observations obtained with NOEMA, ALMA, and VLT, including with forefront instruments under development at MPE. The theory projects will be carried out in cooperation with Prof. Ewine F. van Dishoeck at MPE and Prof. Amiel Sternberg at Tel Aviv University as part of a new German-Israeli Science Cooperation Project (DIP) supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Applicants should have a PhD in Astronomy or related field before starting. MPE provides a generous travel allowance. The salary and full social benefits are based on the German TVoeD scale for public employees and depends on experience. The MPE encourages applications from women, minorities, and disabled persons.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a brief statement of research experience and interests, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to email@example.com by October 15 2017.