Joined: 23 Dec 2009
Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
|Posted: January 06 2012
|Postdoctoral fellowships in high energy astrophysics and physical cosmology
at the Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik
The Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching near Munich is seeking to fill a number of postdoctoral fellowships in the group which includes Rashid Sunyaev, Eugene Churazov, Marat Gilfanov and a number of postdocs and students. These positions are in addition to other MPA fellowships announced earlier, see AAS Job Register # 40502 http://jobregister.aas.org/job_view?JobID=40502. Candidates should have a strong background in one of the following areas of high energy astrophysics and physical cosmology: physical processes in the epochs of reionization and cosmological recombination, physics of clusters of galaxies, physics of AGN, theory of accretion onto black holes and neutron stars and their observational appearance in the spectral and timing domains, interaction of radiation with hot astrophysical plasmas. Theoretical and computational candidates are all encouraged to apply. MPA has 15 long-term staff who work with about 40 postdoctoral researchers and a somewhat larger number of PhD students. The institute also runs a vigorous visitor program. The positions are for 2 years with a possibility of 1 year prolongation. The start date can be between June 1 and October 1, 2012. Salaries are paid either at German civil service rates (with gross annual income in the range 40.000 EUR to 50.000 EUR, depending on post-doctoral experience) or through a tax-free stipend at equivalent take-home level.
Candidates should send a full curriculum vitae, a publication list and a summary of current research interests to:
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by January 10, 2012. No further hardcopy of the electronically submitted documents will be needed. The candidates should also arrange for three reference letters (electronic submission as pdf preferred) to arrive by the same date.
MPA is actively committed to equal opportunity in employment. Prospective applicants can contact Rashid Sunyaev, the MPA director <email@example.com> for further information.