Karl Schwarzschild Postdoctoral Fellowship

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)
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Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Karl Schwarzschild Fellowship is awarded regularly with an alternating focus on extragalactic and stellar astrophysics. This year's competition focuses on stellar astrophysics and the selected fellow is expected to strengthen or complement current work on the exploration of exoplanets and their host stars.

Schwarzschild fellows are identified in a competitive international search. The successful Schwarzschild Fellow should have received their PhD within the past five years. Schwarzschild Fellows are expected to carry out an independent research program and to contribute to the scientific life of the AIP including co-supervision of students. The Fellowship is awarded for three years initially and may be extended up to five years, subject to a mid-term evaluation.

The fellowship provides a competitive salary based on the German public service scale (TV-L E14) and an individual research expense budget of 20,000 € for the full five years. Employer contributions to medical and dental insurance, maternity leave, and retirement benefits are included. The AIP is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity and particularly encourages women and other underrepresented groups to apply.

Applications for and inquiries about the Karl Schwarzschild Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should be sent to Prof. Katja Poppenhaeger via [email protected]. To apply, please send a single PDF file containing your curriculum vitae, publication list, as well as a research plan to the given address. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address.

Applications received before December, 31st, 2018 will receive full consideration. The successful Fellow is expected to start their appointment in the second half of 2019.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2018 Nov 22
Application Deadline
2018 Dec 31


Prof. Katja Poppenhaeger