Postdoctoral position in Exoplanets and Disc Evolution

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Ludwig Maximilian University
Department Name: 
University Observatory
Job Announcement Text: 

A 3 year postdoctoral position is available at the University Observatory of the Ludwig-Maximilians University in the groups of Theoretical and Observational Planet and Star Formation lead by Prof. Barbara Ercolano and Prof. Thomas Preibisch. The project is part of the DFG funded Priority Program “Exoplanet Diversity (SPP1992)” and focusses on understanding the interplay between high energy (X-ray) irradiation of the central star at the time of planet formation with the characteristics of the present-day observations of planetary systems. A strong collaboration with the groups of Dr. Mordasini and Dr. Alibert at the University of Bern (Switzerland) and Dr Drake (CfA, Cambridge, MA, USA) is planned, and frequent visits to Bern and Cambridge (MA) are crucial to the success of the project.

Applicants would ideally be familiar with population synthesis codes, basic statistics and have an interest in understanding X-ray observations, although previous experience of dealing with X-ray data is not required. Experience of protoplanetary disc research would be of advantage, but it is not strictly required. The funding is available immediately although a starting date in Autumn 2021 could be negotiated.

Applications in the form of CV, Publication list, Research Statement and the contact of two referees should be sent to Prof. Ercolano ( and Prof. Preibisch ( before **October** 30th 2020. References will be requested directly only for shortlisted candidates.

The Ludwig-Maximilian University is an equal opportunity employer and women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 30, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Barbara Ercolano