Postdoctoral positions in Laboratory Astrochemistry and Observa-tions of Star/Planet Forming Regions

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2023
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Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
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Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik
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Postdoctoral positions in Laboratory Astrochemistry and Observations of Star/Planet Forming Regions



The Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) in Garching (Bavaria/Germany) is a world-leading institute in space- and ground-based experimental astrophysics, with leading roles in a number of large astronomical projects.

The Center for Astrochemical Studies (CAS; ) at the MPE, invites applications for one Postdoctoral position in laboratory astrochemistry or in observational/theoretical studies of star- and planet-forming regions. CAS hosts experimentalists, observers and theoreticians who investigate together the chemical and physical evolution of star- and planet-forming regions, from the parent clouds to protoplanetary disks, with links to exoplanets and our Solar System. Researchers with experience in laboratory astrophysics, in particular molecular spectroscopy and/or interstellar ice analogue studies, or experience in millimeter, sub-millimeter, infrared observations, or experience in dynamical/chemical simulations of interstellar cloud evolution toward star and planet formation are encouraged to apply.

The flexible starting date could be as early as Spring 2023, for 2 years guaranteed with the possibility of extension to up to five years (to be decided after the first 2 years). Applicants should have a PhD in physics or related field before starting.

Salaries will be paid at German civil service rates (TVöD-Bund) depending on postdoctoral experience.

Applicants should submit their documents (in English, and in PDF form) online (, including a CV, a list of publications, and a brief (max. 1 page) description of research interests, by December 15th, 2022. Later applications may also be considered in case the post is not filled until January 15th, 2023.

The name of three referees who can provide letters of recommendation should be included in the application; they will be contacted by the selection committee in case the applicant is short-listed.

Prospective applicants can contact Prof. Paola Caselli for further information
([email protected]).

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.









Application Deadline: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
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