Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Tübingen, Computational Astrophysics

Post-Doc Position   ( Announcement)

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral research position at the institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Tübingen (IAAT). The city of Tübingen is a picturesque old town in Southwest Germany with a relatively large student population.
The research activities of the Institute include Astronomy, Instrumental Design/High Energy Physics, Computational Astrophysics and Relativistic Astrophysics. The focus of research of the Computational Astrophysics group lies in the field of star and planet formation, and the physics of accretion disks.

The successful applicant will carry out original research in the field of Planet Formation within the Computational Astrophysics group of the IAAT. Funding is from the German Research Foundation (DFG) within a collaborative project on Growth and Evolution of Planets in protoplanetary Disks together with the Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur (France), where a second Postdoc position will be available. Experience in performing hydrodynamical and/or magnetohydrodynamical simulations is highly desirable.

The appointment is initially for two years with possible extension, and paid according to German public service scale (TV-L E13).

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and bibliography to:
Please ensure that three letters of recommendation are sent directly to the above e-mail address.

The University of Tübingen seeks to increase the fraction of female scientists in research and teaching and particularly encourages applications from women.
Disabled candidates are given preference if equally qualified.

Applications should be sent until: 28. February 2019

All applications will receive full consideration until the position is filled.

Informal inquiries are welcome and should be directed to:

Further information about the research in Tübingen under:

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Kley, Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Auf der Morgenstelle 10, D-72076 Tübingen, Germany, Tel. +49 7071 29 74007