MPIA: 8 Postdoc (Scientist) positions 1559 views

The Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) invites applications for a number of post-doctoral researchers (f/m) to pursue innovative research projects within the scientific context of the Galaxies and Cosmology department.

Research areas:

  1. stellar atmosphere modelling
  2. stellar populations and Galactic archaeology from spectroscopic surveys and the Gaia mission
  3. dynamics, ISM, and star formation in nearby galaxies; galactic nuclei and AGN
  4. galaxy evolution (observational and theoretical) and high red-shift quasars


  • Applicants must hold PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field.

Duration: initially for 02 years; extension for a 3rd year

Starting date: no later than autumn 2017 (earlier dates may be possible for individual positions).

Benefits: stimulating work environment; funds for publications; computing; travel; Stipend will be on the German public sector scale and depends on qualification and experience


  • Applicant must send a cover letter (indicating the specific position(s) applying for)
  • CV
  • Publication list
  • Short statement of research interests
  • 03 reference to be provided separately by the same date
  • Applications and reference letters must be submitted using the online application system.
—————Quick Overview————-
Organization Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA)
Fellowship Level Scientist
Country Germany
Subject areas Astronomy, Astrophysics, Galaxies and Cosmology
Fellowship amount According to the German norms
Eligibility Open for all nationalities


Max Planck Institute for Astronomy

Königstuhl 17

69117 Heidelberg


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