Postdoc position (m/f/d) Numerical simulation of hydromagnetic flows in planets

Scientist Göttingen
Astronomy & Astrophysics

Job Code: K954

Job Offer from June 30, 2020

Postdoc position (m/f/d) 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 1st and may continue until the position is filled.

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