The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Göttingen conducts fundamental research in the field of solar system physics. With its approximately 300 staff members, it is one of the leading institutes in the field of solar physics and planetary research. In particular, the institute is involved in numerous international space missions.
The institute invites applications for a
Planet formation theory is currently undergoing rapid development driven by numerous exoplanets detections, the progress in their characterization, as well as the observations of the young stellar disks, where planets form.
The successful applicant will, in collaboration with the other group members, develop computational models of planet-forming processes such as dust coagulation, planetesimal formation via the streaming instability, and planetary core growth by planetesimal and pebble accretion. Prior experience in protoplanetary disk or planet formation modeling is highly desirable.
This position is offered within the project "Formation of planetary building blocks throughout time and space" led by Dr. Joanna Drążkowska funded by the ERC Starting Grant PLANETOIDS.
The position is available in the Planetary Department for a period of 3 years with the possibility of extension for one additional year.
The starting date is flexible any time in 2023.
Applications should include a cover letter, a brief statement of research interests and achievements (max. 3 pages), curriculum vitae including the publication list, and at least two
reference contacts. The reference persons will only be contacted for the shortlisted candidates.
The Max Planck Society strives for gender equity and diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more severely disabled people. Applications from severely disabled persons are explicitly encouraged.
Applications will be reviewed starting 1st of November 2022 until the position is filled.