A Postdoctoral Position is available in the “Origins of Life Lab” of the Planet and Star Formation Department at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) (Reference number ERC-307). The postdoctoral fellow will be part of newly established “Origins of Life Lab”. Experience in one or more of the fields, high-resolution mass spectroscopy, laser desorption (MALDI), organic chemistry of nucleotides, ultra-high vacuum systems, is required.

  • Applicants should have a PhD in chemistry or physics or a closely related field.
  • The appointment will be for three years.
  • MPIA provides funds for publications, travel, computer, and laboratory equipment.
  • The position has a flexible start date, with a preferred start date no later than January 2021.


Application to be submitted in one pdf file and be sent to Daniela Scheerer (scheerer@mpia.de) and include the following:

  • CV
  • Publication list
  • A brief statement of research interests
  • 03 letters of reference to be provided separately
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA)
Country Germany
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas Chemistry, Physics
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline November 15th, 2020

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