Max Planck Institute for Astronomy invites applications for the inaugural APEx Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship. The prize fellow will be hosted by the APEx Department characterizes the atmospheric physics and chemistry of extrasolar planets.

About the research:
  • The department’s research interests include: formation and evolution of planetary systems, present-day climate and weather of exoplanets, planet detection, the development of purpose-built instruments for planet characterization, and the search for and origins of life in the universe.
  • The candidates with exceptional promise in the area of exoplanet atmosphere studies, including observation, theory, and instrumentation are encouraged to apply.
  • The successful applicant will have the opportunity to lead an independent research program in an intellectually vibrant, supportive, and collaborative environment.


  • Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or a closely related field.
  • The appointment duration is 3 + 1 years, with the final year awarded on successful performance.


Apply online and candidates should provide the following:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Publication list
  • Statement of previous and current research (up to three pages)
  • Proposed research plan (up to five pages)
  • Three letters of reference to be provided separately
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
Country Germany
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas Astronomy, Physics
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline December 1, 2020

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