Astrophysics Staff Position at MPIA (Tenure-Track)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 30, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, February 1, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
Department Name: 
Galaxies and Cosmology
Street Line 1: 
Koenigstuhl 17
City: 
Heidelberg
State/Province: 
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Zip/Postal: 
69117
Country: 
Germany
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg is seeking applications for a tenure-track astrophysics staff position within the “Galaxies and Cosmology” department.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and carry out an independent research program and build up a research group at MPIA. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise and passion in theory, simulations and innovative data-modelling approaches revolving around all aspects of galaxy formation and its diagnostic potential for cosmology, from the Milky Way to the epoch of reionization.

The MPIA provides a rich environment for collaboration on galaxies and cosmology, star formation, numerical and theoretical astrophysics, sky surveys and instrument development. For more information on research in the department see http://www.mpia.de/en/GC.

MPIA researchers have privileged access to a wide range of supercomputing facilities within the MPG and Germany, as well as state-of-the-art observing facilities. MPIA researchers profit from close cooperation with the Center for Astronomy at the University of Heidelberg (ZAH) and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). Staff members at the MPIA have the opportunity (but no obligation) to supervise students and to teach and tutor graduate and undergraduate classes at Heidelberg University.

Applicants must have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field. Remuneration will follow the guidelines set for staff members by the Max Planck Society. The tenure-track appointment will be for an initial period of five years, with tenuring based on a successful performance review. The position includes long-term funding for a postdoc position, computing, publications, travel, etc. We anticipate a starting date in 2019.

Candidates should send a cover letter, CV, publication list, and a research statement (that includes past, current and future research, maximum of 5 pages) by February 1, 2019, and arrange for three letters of reference to be provided separately by the same date. All applications and reference letters must be submitted using the online application system: 

https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mhas/gc_staff_18_15_in.nsf/portal

For inquiries, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Eva Schinnerer (schinner@mpia.de). Before submission, candidates first need to register with the online system to generate a registration code, which should then be forwarded to referees for letter submission. The applicant’s cover letter, CV, publication list, and research statement should be concatenated into a single PDF file.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from historically underrepresented groups are particularly welcome. MPIA supports its employees in their search for suitable childcare.

Included Benefits: 

Social benefits are granted according to the regulations for public service.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 1, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Eva Schinnerer
Title: 
Dr.
Institution/Company: 
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
Department Name: 
Galaxies and Cosmology
Street Line 1: 
Koenigstuhl 17
City: 
Heidelberg
State/Province: 
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Zip/Postal Code: 
69117
Country: 
Germany
Phone: 
+49-(0)6221-528-293
Email: 
schinner@mpia.de
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
18-15
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Eva Schinnerer
Subject: 
Astrophysics Staff Position at MPIA (Tenure-Track) - Reference number 18-15
Email: 
schinner@mpia.de