Postdoctoral positions (m/f/d) | Astrochemistry

Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics, Garching

Type of Job


Astronomy & Astrophysics Complex Systems

Job Code: 23/2022

Job offer from November 11, 2022

Postdoctoral positions (m/f/d) in the Laboratory Astrochemistry and Observations of Star/Planet Forming Regions (Ref. 23/2022)

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.

Your tasks

The Center for Astrochemical Studies 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.

Our offer

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.

Your application

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 .

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.

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