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Postdoctoral Position in X-ray Time Domain Astrophysics

Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics
Fecha inicio solicitud: 
Lun, 22/10/2018
Fecha límite solicitud: 
Mié, 31/10/2018


Applications are invited for one *Postdoctoral position* in the field of X-ray transients and time domain studies in the High-Energy astrophysics group of MPE in Garching.

The appointment will be for 2 years, with the possibility of extension to 3 years. Applicants must have Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy or Astrophysics, or expect to obtain their Ph.D. in the near future.

The successful applicant is expected to perform X-ray time domain studies, including, but not limited to, transients detected in the SRG/eROSITA all-sky survey (to be started in 2019). The applicant shall also coordinate the scientific activities in the High-Energy Group in preparation for the Chinese Einstein Probe mission.

Experience relevant to the research areas of the MPE High-Energy group is essential. Familiarity with X-ray transient time domain studies and/or interpretation would be desirable.

Salaries will be paid at German civil service rates depending on postdoctoral experience.

Applicants should submit their documents (in English, and in PDF form) online (  ), including a CV, a list of publications, and a brief (~1 page), description of research interests, by October 31st, 2018.

Review will begin soon after that date, but later applications may be considered if received before the selection process is completed. Three referees should be identified, who can provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Prospective applicants can contact Dr. Arne Rau for further information (phone: +49-89-30000-3851; email:

The Max-Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and women and minorities are encouraged to apply.