Postdoctoral Position

Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen

Astronomy & Astrophysics

Type of Job


Postdoctoral Position - Inverse Problems for Wave Equations

Job offer from April 11, 2017

The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Göttingen, Germany, invites applications for a postdoctoral position (Inverse Problems for Wave Equations) within the Max Planck Fellow Group "Inverse Problems" of Prof. Thorsten Hohage.

Your profile

The successful candidate will have research experience in either full-waveform inversions, efficient numerical solution of time-harmonic wave equations, uniqueness results for inverse elliptic boundary value problems, wave propagation in random media, or other topics related to inverse problems for wave equations. She/he is expected to have an interest, but not necessarily previous experience in helioseismic inversions and to collaborate with a large and lively group of scientists working on this topic at MPS. The candidate may also profit from several other groups working on inverse problems and imaging on the Göttingen Campus in the applied mathematics, statistics, and physics departments of the university and at the MPS, providing a vibrant atmosphere for research on these topics.


Applications including a short CV, a short statement of research interests, and a preferred start date should be sent as a single PDF file to with "postdoc on inverse problems" in the subject line.

Review of the applications will begin on 8 May 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Our offer

The initial contract is for a period of 2 years and may be extended to up to 4.5 years. Remuneration is according to the German public salary scale TVöD pay level E13. Benefits include unemployment, healthcare, and retirement benefits. Questions about the scientific aspects of the position should be addressed to .

The MPS is an equal opportunity employer and places particular emphasis on providing career opportunities for women. Applications from persons with disabilities are expressly encouraged.

Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung
Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 3
37077 Göttingen
phone:+ 49 (0)551 384 979 -0

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