Post-doctoral researcher in the area of protoplanetary discs

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Publish Date: 
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Archive Date: 
Saturday, December 17, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)
Department Name: 
Magnetohydrodynamics and Turbulence
Street Line 1: 
An der Sternwarte 16
Job Announcement Text: 

The Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites applications for a

post-doctoral researcher (m/f/d) in the area of protoplanetary discs

joining an ERC-funded research project at the MHD and Turbulence Section.

Advertised Position / Requirements – We are seeking for a highly motivated, talented individual, who will be part of an ERC-funded research project at the interface of theoretical astrophysics , astrochemistry and (sub-)mm/IR astronomy. Motivated by understanding the environments in which planets form, the ambitious research project encompasses theoretical, numerical and observational aspects of accretion physics in the context of poorly ionised and, at the same time, self-gravitating protoplanetary discs. Candidates with overlapping interests in the areas of astrophysical fluid dynamics (notably including the effect of gas self-gravity) and MHD / dynamo theory, are particularly encouraged to apply. Existing skills in high performance computing (CPU/GPU) will be considered valuable assets.

The position is available for initially two years; an extension to three years is foreseen as the default option, but will nevertheless be subject to the individual’s satisfactory performance. Applicants are required to hold a PhD degree in astrophysics, and should have demonstrated an independent approach to identifying and tackling relevant scientific questions in their subject area. A solid foundation of astrophysics in general, as well as good English skills (written and spoken) are essential. An existing background in the research area of star formation / protoplanetary disks will be considered advantageous.

The nominal starting date is November 2023, but individual arrangements will be possible.

Included Benefits: 

The salary will be based on the German public service collective agreement at the pay grade TV-L E13, with the seniority level determined by an assessment of the applicant’s prior work experience. Ample project funding for work-related travel is available, as well as dedicated local computing resources. Employer contributions to medical and dental insurance, parental leave, and retirement benefits are included.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 20, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
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ERC-funded Post-doc position