Max-Planck-Institute for Solar System Research

TThe Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Göttingen conducts scientific research in the fields of planetary science and solar and stellar physics. The institute plays a leading role in many international space missions. MPS employees are offered world-class facilities and an excellent working environment.

The Institute invites applications for a

Postdoctoral Scientist (m/f/nb

to perform research in helioseismology in the Solar and Stellar Interiors department.

Your Tasks

  • Perform scientific research and publish results.
  • Contribute to the supervision of students.
  • Participate in project meetings, which may imply traveling.


    • PhD in physics, astrophysics, or a related topic.
    • Strong interest working as part of a team.
    • Computer literacy, incl. Python.
    • Excellent command of the English language.
    • Desirable: some experience in helioseismology.

    Employment benefits:

    • Remuneration according to the German public salary scale TVöD-Bund.
    • Social insurance and pension benefits.
    • Possibility of mobile work.

    The position is available for an initial period of two years, with the possibility of an extension that is contingent upon performance and funding. The position may be filled from 1 November 2022 at the earliest. Compensation and benefits will be in accordance with the German Collective Agreement for the Public Service (the baseline is TVöD E13).

    The Max Planck Society strives for gender equity and diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing disabled people and their applications are explicitly encouraged.

    Please submit the following documents to our application portal ( a curriculum vitae, a short letter of motivation, and the names and contact details of at least two references. Applications will be reviewed from 1 October 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 

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