Postdoctoral research position on planet formation at MPIA

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Publish Date: 
Friday, September 13, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 20, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Königstuhl 17
Job Announcement Text: 

The Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in the Planet and Star Formation Department. The successful applicant will carry out research in the field of planet formation working in the group of Dr. Paola Pinilla.

Applicants with expertise in simulations and/or observations of planet-forming disks, and more broadly, in the field of star and planet formation, are invited to apply. Expertise in hydrodynamic simulations, radiative transfer simulations, dust evolution, and/or multi-wavelength observations of protoplanetary disks would be a plus.

Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, physics or a closely related field. The appointment will be for a period of three years. Funds for publications, travel, and computer equipment will be provided.

The preferred starting date is the 1. September 2020 or after. The remuneration is based on the German collective wage agreement for the public sector (TVöD) depending on qualification and experience in level E13/E14. Social benefits are granted according to the regulations for public service.

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, publication list, and a brief statement of research interests (maximum 4 pages) by 20th of December 2019 to They should also arrange for three letters of reference to be provided separately by the same date.

Inquiries are welcome and should be directed to


Included Benefits: 

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women, disabled people and minority groups are particularly welcome. The MPIA supports its employees in their search for suitable child care institutions.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 20, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, December 20, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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