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Astrophysics Staff Position at Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Germany, 2021

Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) is inviting applications for Research Scholarship to study in Heidelberg 2021.

The Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg is seeking applications for a tenure-track astrophysics staff position within the “Galaxies and Cosmology” department.

The MPIA provides a rich environment for collaboration on galaxies and cosmology, star forma

tion, numerical and theoretical astrophysics, sky surveys and instrument development. MPIA researchers have privileged access to a wide range of supercomputing facilities within the MPG and Germany, as well as state-of-the-art observing facilities.

The Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg invites students to carry out their thesis research at MPIA. We offer a stimulating research environment and involvement in exciting research projects.


Application Deadline: February 1, 2021
Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue Research program.
Study Subject: The studentships are awarded in Astronomy & Astrophysics.
Award: The tenure-track appointment will be for an initial period of five years, with tenuring based on a successful performance review. The position includes long-term funding for a postdoc position, computing, publications, travel, etc.
Number of Awards: Number not given
Nationality: German citizens
The award can be taken in Germany


Eligible Countries: The grant is available for Germany citizens.
Entrance Requirements:
• The successful candidate will be expected to develop and carry out an independent research program and build up a research group at MPIA.
• We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise and passion in theory, simulations and innovative data-modelling approaches revolving around all aspects of galaxy formation and its diagnostic potential for cosmology, from the Milky Way to the epoch of reionization.
• Applicants must have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field. Remuneration will follow the guidelines set for staff members by the Max Planck Society.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Candidates should send a cover letter, CV, publication list, and a research statement (that includes past, current and future research, maximum of 5 pages) by February 1, 2021, and arrange for three letters of reference to be provided separately by the same date.

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