MPI for Solar System Research: Postdoc Position

Posted: May 25, 2017 in Apr-Jun Deadline, Europe, Germany, Other/Jobs, Post Doc
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Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Solar System Research invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the research group on planetary interiors.

About the position:

  • Selected candidate will study processes of double-diffusive convection in fluid regions inside rotating planets by means of numerical simulation.
  • Applications include fluid flow, layer formation, and the effect on magnetic field generation in the metallic cores of terrestrial planets and/or gas planets.


  • Applicant must hold a PhD degree in a relevant discipline at the time of appointment.
  • Applicant must have good knowledge in the hydrodynamics and magnetohydrodynamics of rotating fluid system and must be conversant with dynamical processes inside planets in general.
  • Applicant must have some experience in program development and computational fluid dynamics using parallel computers.
  • Applicants having experience with problems of double-diffusive convection would have advantage.

Duration: initially for 01 year; may be extended depending on available funding

Starting date: negotiable; but should be around October, 1, 2017

Remuneration: according to the German public service salary scale TVöD


Applications must include the following:

  • Short CV
  • List of publications
  • Brief statement of research interests
  • Applications to be sent as a single pdf-file to Prof. Ulrich Christensen (Christensen at
  • The review of applications will start on June 15.
————-Quick Overview————-
Organization Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Country Germany
Subject areas Astronomy & Astrophysics
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 15 June 2017


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