Postdoc position in the Research Group on Planetary Interiors

Prof. Ulrich Christensen
Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 3, 37077 Goettingen, Germany
Jun 29, 2020
Jul 29, 2020
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Postdoc position


At the


Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS)

in Göttingen, Germany


a postdoc position can be filled for two years in the Research Group on Planetary Interiors in the field of


Numerical simulation of hydromagnetic flows in planets


The research topic could address fundamental questions of magnetic field generation, specific dynamo models for the Earth or other planets, models for
jet flow in the outer shells of gas planets, modeling of specific observations
or similar topics that complement existing research in the Planetary Interiors Group.

Candidates must have a PhD in physics, geophysics, astrophysics or a related field, good knowledge of fluid dynamics, preferably also magnetohydrodynamics,
and experience in numerical simulations and code development.

The salary is according to the German federal public service group TVöD 13. Starting date could be between October 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021.

The MPS is an equal opportunity employer and places particular emphasis on providing career opportunities for women.  Applications from persons with disabilities are expressly encouraged.

Questions should be addressed to Prof. Ulrich Christensen ( Please send your complete application (motivation for applying, preferred research project, CV, copies of relevant documents) in a single pdf to Review of applications will start on August 1 and may continue until the position is filled.