Postdoc in astroparticle/astroplasma physics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Potsdam
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of Potsdam, Faculty of Science, Institute of Physics and Astronomy, Professorship Theoretical Astroparticle Physics is seeking to fill the following position preferably by March 1st 2019:
Postdoctoral appointment in theoretical astroparticle physics. The successful candidate is expected to conduct and develop research and to participate in the supervision of students. The PostDoc would be a member in the research group of Prof. Martin Pohl. Locally, research groups in astrophysics, experimental astroparticle physics, and astroplasma physics offer many opportunities for scientific cooperation. The research activities are also embedded in a larger research group for theoretical astroparticle physics at DESY in Zeuthen.
We are particularly interested in a scientist working in one of the following areas:

  • Radiation modeling of nonthermal sources such as SNR and AGN
  • Kinetic studies of wave-particle interactions
  • Particle acceleration processes


  • Completed academic studies at an institute of higher learning (Ph.D. in physics or astronomy)
  • Experience with modeling of particle acceleration and radiation processes
  • Experience with numerical and analytical studies of plasmas in space
  • Good command of English

This is a fixed-term full-time position limited to a term of 3 years. Some teaching will be required.
The salary is determined by the collective bargaining agreement for public employees in Germany (TV-L 13 Ost). The University of Potsdam strives to maintain gender balance among its staff. Severely disabled applicants shall receive preference in case of equal qualifications. We expressly invite applications from people with migration backgrounds.

Applications should include a CV, a statement of research interest, a list of publications, and the names and contact info of at least 2 references. Please send your complete application material before December 31, 2018, to Ines Tietgen (

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$48000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Mandatory enrollment in the public pension, health insurance, and unemployment benefit programs in Germany. Vacation days, sick leave, and maternity/paternity leave as per law or the collective bargaining agreement for public employees in Germany.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 31, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Ines Tietgen
University of Potsdam
Department Name: 
Institute of Physics and Astronomy
+49 331 977 1601
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Martin Pohl
Postdoc opening