Postdoctoral position within the Max Planck Fellow group “Multi-messenger Astrophysics of Compact Binaries”, MPI, Potsdam, Germany

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Deadline:  2021-04-15

Location:  Potsdam, Germany

The newly-funded Max Planck Fellow group “Multi-messenger Astrophysics of Compact Binaries” invites the opening of a postdoctoral postdoc appointment. The postdoctoral position is initially for 2 years, but can be extended up to a maximum of 5 years.

The new Max Planck Fellow group is headed by Prof. Dr. Tim Dietrich and was established to strengthen the connection between the University of Potsdam and the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics. The successful applicant will work closely together with the Theoretical Astrophysics group at the University of Potsdam (also lead by Dietrich), with the Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity division led by Alessandra Buonanno and the Computational Relativistic Astrophysics division led by Masaru Shibata.

For this particular position, we are looking for a postdoc that is interested in modeling the gravitational-wave and electromagnetic signatures connected to the merger of two neutron stars. The successful candidate must have a strong background in general relativity and it is beneficial to have experience in scientific programming as well as numerical relativity.

To apply, please fill out the form available on the AEI webpage. You will be asked to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and (up to 3-page) statement of past and future research activities. Applicants will need to indicate the names of three referees for recommendation letters. Referees will receive an email with instructions on how to upload their letters. If they encounter problems, referees may also send letters by email to

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for full consideration is April 15, 2021. The positions are available as early as 1st of July 2021. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

For further information please contact Dr. Andre Schirotzek: andre.schirotzek[AT]