PhD positions at the International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Bonn Cologne

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, September 13, 2021
Archive Date: 
Monday, November 1, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
Job Announcement Text: 

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Astronomy & Astrophysics is a joint structured doctoral program by the Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy (MPIfR, Bonn) and the Universities of Bonn and Cologne. Several Ph.D. positions are available at one of the most vibrant Astronomy centers in Europe for talented students who are about to finish their Master's (or equivalent) degree in Physics or Astrophysics. The instruction language is English.

Program Details:

  • Appointments are for 3 years, starting at any time in 2022.
  • Starting annual gross salary: ~33600 Euro; with attractive benefits.
  • The IMPRS for A&A has 80 Ph.D. researchers from 26 countries.
  • Mentorship from world-class faculty from the MPIfR and the Universities of Bonn and Cologne.
  • Research on a broad range of hot topics in observational and theoretical astrophysics.
  • Access to world-class observing facilities at a large range of wavelengths.
  • Career enhancement workshops, advanced lecture courses.
  • Funding for travel and research.

The application deadline is November 1st 2021. For more information and electronic application, visit

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$39800.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

contributions to health insurance, pension insurance, accident insurance, sick leave, 30 days vacations/a, the school has special agreements with daycare providers, and with counselors,  German classes

Application Deadline: 
Monday, November 1, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Rainer Mauersberger
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
IMPRS Office