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, from low- to high-redshift, at a range of scales and in different environments. Candidates with experience in interstellar medium (ISM) theory, astrochemistry, photodissociation regions, radiative transfer, and/or hydrodynamic simulations are encouraged to apply. The postdoc will be part of the Infrared Group at MPE that leads observational studies of the evolving ISM and associated properties of star-forming galaxies especially at 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, and in coordination with the MPE/IR observational group, as part of a 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 depend on experience. The MPE encourages applications from women, minorities, and disabled persons.
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