|Position ID:||MPA-POSTDOCHEA [#2183, HEA]|
|Position Title:||Postdoctoral Position in High Energy Astrophysics|
|Position Location:||Garching, Bayern 85748, Germany [map]|
|Subject Area:||Astrophysics / Astrophysics|
|Appl Deadline:||2012/12/15 finished (posted 2012/10/15, listed until 2013/04/15)|
The Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching near Munich is seeking to fill several postdoctoral fellowships in the High Energy Astrophysics 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 No 43129. The MPA is the major German institution dedicated to theoretical and interpretational research in astrophysics. It is situated 10 kilometers north of Munich on a campus shared with the MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics, the headquarters of the European Southern Observatory and several other research institutes and university departments. The campus is directly connected to central Munich by subway.
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
supermassive and stellar mass 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 scientists are all encouraged to apply. Candidates should
have completed their PhD within last six years. The positions are for
three years and exceptionally for five years. Salaries are paid either
at German civil service rates (with gross annual income including health
insurance contribution 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. 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.
Candidates should send a full curriculum vitae, a publication list and a summary of current research interests to this address by December 15, 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. Prospective applicants can contact Rashid Sunyaev, the MPA director (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
MPA is actively committed to equal opportunity in employment.