Job Market

The Executive Committee wants to announce both vacant positions and applications for a position in the field of astronomy. All information is compiled for free. The Secretary acts as an administrator of the respective offer on the server in Heidelberg, but not as an intermediary. Therefore, those interested are requested to contact the addresses directly.

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Please support our effort by registering desired and vacant positions with the Secretary Regina von Berlepsch via secretary@ or Note that job-announce is a list moderated by the Secretary of the AG; hence from your submission of a job offer till publication on the list it may take some time.

At present, the following positions are announced:


Job announcement
1163 2017-10-19 PhD Position at the Observatory Hamburg [pdf] 2017-11-03
1162 2017-10-17 2 Postdoctoral positions (Cometary Research) at the Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Göttingen [pdf] 2017-11-06
1161 2017-10-17 Postdoctoral Position at the Dynamics Group, Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching [pdf] 2017-11-30
1160 2017-10-16 Gliese Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg (ZAH) [pdf] 2017-11-30
1159 PhD position (Extrasolar Planets) at the Technische Universität Berlin [pdf] 2017-10-31
1158 PhD position entitled Transition Probabilities of Trans-iron Elements at the University of Tübingen [pdf] until the position is filled
1157 PhD Position in Cometary Science at the Max Planck Institut für Solar System Research (MPS) in Göttingen [pdf] 2017-11-15
1156 Postdoctoral Position in Cometary Science or Astronomy at the Max Planck Institut für Solar System Research (MPS) in Göttingen [pdf] 2017-11-01
1155 Three postdoctoral fellowships in astrophysics applied to the study of exoplanets at the University of Montreal, Canada [pdf] 2017-11-01
1154 Two Postdoctoral Research Positions in Theoretical Astrophysics and/or Cosmology at the Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam [pdf] 2017-12-15
1153 Postdoc in Solar Physics, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik in Freiburg [pdf] 2017-11-15
1152 DFG  SPP 1992 "Exploring the Diversity of Extrasolar Planets" [pdf]
1151 2017-09-15 Postdoctoral Position in the field of Planet Formation at the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Tübingen [pdf] 2017-09-31
150 2017-09-13 Assistant Professor of Physics (preference for candidates in Observational Cosmology), Bowdoin College’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, Brunswick (USA) [pdf] [LINK] open until filled
1149 2017-09-12 PhD position in the research field of Star and Planet Formation, Kiel [pdf] 2017-10-01
1148 2017-09-12 PhD positions in Solar System Science in Göttingen [pdf] 2017-11-15
1147 2017-09-12 Karl Schwarzschild Fellowship, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam [pdf] 2017-11-30
1146 2017-09-11 Senior Staff Astronomer at the IRAM 30-meter telescope [pdf] 2017-10-31
1145 2017-09-11 Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for astrophysics, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen [pdf] 2017-09-30
1144 2017-09-11 PhD position in astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Cologne [pdf] 2017-09-30
1143 2017-09-11 Database Software Developer (f/m) in the PLATO Data Center team at MPS in Göttingen [pdf] 2017-09-18
1142 2017-08-25 Multiple Postdoctoral Positions at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Goettingen [pdf] 2017-09-14
1141 2017-08-08 Software developer / data scientist position at the Ruhr University Bochum [pdf] 2017-08-25
1140 2017-08-08

Support astronomer (Radioastronomy) at the Ruhr University Bochum [pdf]

1139 2017-08-03 Postdoctoral position on Protoplanetary Disk Structure and Planet Formation at the University of Exeter, UK [pdf] 2017-09-03
1138 2017-07-31 PhD positions at the IMPRS for Astronomy & Astrophysics Bonn Cologne [pdf] 2017-11-15
1137 2017-07-29 Postdoc Position at the University of Tübingen [pdf] 2017-09-15
1136 2017-07-17 Scientific Officer (f/m) at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam [pdf] until the position is filled
1135 2017-07-14 PhD position in Radio Astronomy at the University Bielefeld [pdf] 2017-07-27
1134 2017-07-05 DSI Science Community Senior Scientist at the SOFIA Institute, University Stuttgart [pdf] [LINK]


(until the position is filled)

1133 2017-07-04 Postdoc position at the University of Hamburg [pdf] 2017.07.20
1132 2017-07-03 Assistant to the Managing Director at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Göttingen [pdf] 2017-07-30
1131 2017-06-29 Indefinite technical position as software developer and project manager at the University of Hamburg [pdf] 2017-08-03
1130 2017-06-22 Research position in Radio Astronomy at the University Bielefeld [pdf] 2017-07-06
1129 2017-06-20 ESA Research Fellowships in Space Science [pdf] [Link] 2017-10-02