Jobs - Director/Head of research department
Jobs - Researchers
Jobs - Visiting PhD Students
Jobs - Postdocs
Jobs - Funding Sources
Jobs - Internships
Jobs - Other Positions
The MPA has positions available for students and postdoctoral researchers, visiting researchers, and permanent staff. Please visit the links above to read about open positions and funding sources.
Doctoral Theses at MPA
Doctoral theses at MPA
The MPA has research funds available to support the PhD work of students at the institute. These stipends are normally allocated for two years, renewable for one further year. Students are expected to complete their degree within three years. Funds are available both for German and for non-German students and are allocated competitively. Applications from students with external sources of funding are also welcomed.
From September 2001 the MPA will be recruiting students through the International Max-Planck Research School in Astrophysics (IMPRS) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, a joint initiative of the MPA, the MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics, the European Southern Observatory, and the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the LMU. Participation in this school will offer a number of advantages: for details and instructions for application see the IMPRS-website.
The MPA will also continue to admit students independently of the International Max-Planck Research School. Such students will normally be registered for the degree at one of the two Munich universities and are required to have good grades in the German 5-year physics degree, or its foreign equivalent. In some cases it may be possible for students to remain registered in another university, for example in their home country, but to carry out their research at MPA.
Prospective students are invited to explore the MPA web-site to find
subject areas of interest. They should then contact the scientists
responsible for these areas directly to find out about the
availability of projects and about the detailed application
procedure. Applications can be received at any time.
Contact person: Dr. Thorsten Naab