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MAX PLANCK RESEARCH GROUP LEADER IN COMETARY SCIENCE

Short Description:

The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) offers outstanding young scientists the opportunity to set up and lead a Max Planck Research Group (MPRG) in the field of cometary research.

In order to foster the scientific exploitation of the Rosetta mission, arriving in 2014 at its target comet, the MPS intends to establish a new MPRG dedicated to cometary science. The new MPRG leader will have the unique chance to play a leading role in the research that is based on the Rosetta data. In close collaboration with the several instrument teams at the MPS he/she is expected to take advantage of the multiple involvements of the MPS in the Rosetta mission and to utilize the corresponding synergies in order to answer the key science questions.

The successful candidate will be offered a MPRG for a period of five years with the possibility of twice a 2-years extension after successful evaluation and subject to financial and legal conditions. 

The group leader will hold a temporary W2 position equivalent to the associate professor level. In exceptional cases a tenured W2 position can be offered.

URL

http://www.mps.mpg.de/de/aktuelles/jobs/job_20130321.html

Submitted By:

First Name:Renee
Last Name:Frappier
Institution:UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory
Date:03/25/2013