Postdoctoral Positions in Astrophysics and Applied Mathematics

Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen

Astronomy & Astrophysics

Type of Job


Multiple Postdoctoral Positions in Astrophysics and Applied Mathematics

Job offer from October 15, 2018

The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Goettingen, Germany, invites applications for several postdoctoral positions in astrophysics and applied mathematics. The positions are available in the Solar and Stellar Interiors Department. A number of projects are available to study the activity and dynamics of the Sun and distant stars. Topics of interest include (1) analysis of photometric time-series from Kepler and TESS, (2) analysis of helioseismic observations, (3) modeling of solar and stellar interiors, (4) linear and non-linear inverse problems, or (5) high performance computing, machine learning.

MPS is conveniently located on the North Campus of the University of Goettingen.

Our offer

The positions are available as early as November 2018 for an initial period of three years. The start date is negotiable. Remuneration is according to the German public services salary scale TVöD, up to E13, depending on the candidate’s profile. Social security benefits are in accordance with the public service regulations.

Your qualification

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in either physics, astrophysics, geophysics, applied mathematics, or scientific computing.

Your application

Applications should include a full CV and a proposed start date. Please send applications as a single PDF file to with ''Postdocs Q4 - 2018” in the subject line. Candidates may arrange for one letter of recommendation to be emailed to the same address.  Applications received by 22 October 2018 will receive full consideration.

The Max Plank Society strives to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented, thus women are encouraged to apply. Applications from disabled persons are encouraged and will be favoured in the case of equally qualified applicants.

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