PhD positions at the International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Bonn Cologne

Job Summary

Pre-doctoral / Graduate Positions
Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy & Astrophysics (IMPRS-A&A) is a joint structured doctoral program by the Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy (MPIfR, Bonn) and the Universities of Bonn and Cologne. Several Ph.D. positions are available at one of the most vibrant Astronomy centers in Europe for talented students who are about to finish their Master's (or equivalent) degree in Physics or Astrophysics. The instruction language is English.

Program Details:

Appointments are for 3 years, starting at any time in 2023.

Starting annual gross salary: ~34300 Euro; with attractive benefits.

The IMPRS for A&A has 80 Ph.D. researchers from 26 countries.

Mentorship from world-class faculty from the MPIfR and the Universities of Bonn and Cologne.

Research on a broad range of hot topics in observational and theoretical astrophysics.

Access to world-class observing facilities at a wide range of wavelengths.

Career enhancement workshops, advanced lecture courses.

Funding for travel and research.

The application deadline is November 1st 2023. For more information, visit Apply here:

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation Range
$34,100USD to $0USD
Included Benefits

contributions to health insurance, pension insurance, accident insurance, sick leave, 30 days vacations/a, the school has special agreements with daycare providers, and with counselors,  German classes

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Sep 15
Application Deadline
2023 Nov 01


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