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Postdoctoral Position in the field of Planet Formation

The Computational Physics section of the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Tübingen (IAAT) has an opening for a Postdoctoral Position in the field of Planet Formation.

Application deadline : 28.02.2019

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 Côte 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, statement of research interests, and bibliography to wilhelm.kleyspam Please ensure that three letters of recommendation are sent directly to the above e-mail address.

All applications will receive full consideration until the position is filled. 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. The Deadline for receiving the applications is 28. February, 2019.

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Kley
Institut für Astronomie & Astrophysik
Universität Tübingen
Auf der Morgenstelle 10
72076 Tübingen

email: wilhelm.kleyspam
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