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01.08.2017 13:03

Postdoctoral Position at the University of Tübingen

Faculty of Science, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics

The Computational Astrophysics section of the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Tübingen has an opening for a

Postdoctoral Position

in the field of Planet Formation.


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 IAAT 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 planet formation and the physics of accretion disks.


The successful applicant will carry out original research in the field of Planet Formation working in the group of Professor Wilhelm Kley. Funding is within the German Research Foundation (DFG) Priority Programme 1992: ”Exploring the Diversity of Extrasolar Planets”. Emphasis of the research of the successful candidate will lie on the formation and evolution of planetary systems with multiple planets, and on the formation of resonant planetary systems.


The appointment is initially for two years and paid according to German public service scale. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and bibliography electronically to wilhelm.kley[at] 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 15. September, 2017.


Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Kley Institut für Astronomie & Astrophysik Universität Tübingen Auf der Morgenstelle 10 72076 Tübingen email: wilhelm.kley[at]


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