2017 Postdoctoral Positions in Planet and Star Formation, Germany

  • Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
  • Post Doctorate
  • International Students
  • Germany
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Scholarship Description:

2017 Postdoctoral Positions in Planet and Star Formation, Germany is open for International Students . The scholarship allows Post Doctorate level programm(s) in the field of taught at Max Planck Institute for Astronomy . The deadline of the scholarship is .

Scholarship Description: The Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg is seeking a number of dedicated, highly qualified postdoctoral researchers to work in any of the area related to the Planet and Star Formation Department.

About University: The Max Planck Society is Germany’s most successful research organization. Since its establishment in 1948, no fewer than 18 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists, putting it on a par with the best and most prestigious research institutions worldwide.

Degree Level: Positions are available for pursuing postdoctoral programme.

Available Subject: Positions are awarded to highly qualified postdoctoral researchers to work in any of the following areas:

  • Formation of planetary systems

  • Search for and characterization of brown dwarfs and extrasolar planets

  • Exoplanet atmospheres

  • Observational and theoretical studies of the earliest phases of low- and high-mass star formation

  • Young stellar clusters

  • Extragalactic (resolved) star formation

  • Astrochemistry and laboratory astrophysics

  • Adaptive optics and IR instrumentation

Scholarship Benefits: The positions have a flexible starting date, with a preferred starting date after summer 2018. 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.

Number of Scholarships: Two or more positions will be available.

Eligibility: Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, physics or a closely related field. The appointment will be for an initial period of two years with a likely extension to three years. MPIA provides funds for publications, travel and computer equipment. The available positions range from independent work within the broad research directions of the Planet and Star Formation Department to more project-oriented positions.

Eligible Nationalities: Applicants of Germany are eligible for the positions.


Application Procedure: Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, publication list, and a brief statement of research interests by December 1st, 2017. They should also arrange for three letters of reference to be provided separately by the same date. All applications and reference letters need to be submitted using online application system.

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Deadline: The application deadline is December 1, 2017.

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Degree Level:

2017 Postdoctoral Positions in Planet and Star Formation, Germany is available to undertake Post Doctorate level programs at Max Planck Institute for Astronomy.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.


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