Karl Schwarzschild Postdoc Programme
The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) has established the Karl Schwarzschild Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme in honour of Karl Schwarzschild (1873 – 1916) former director of the Astrophysical Observatory Potsdam, and his significant contributions to the field of astrophysics, particularly in the subfields of optics, stellar physics, stellar dynamics, and general relativity. The Karl Schwarzschild Fellowship is awarded regularly with an alternating focus on extragalactic and stellar astrophysics. Schwarzschild fellows are identified in a competitive international search. In order to be considered, applicants must have received their PhD within the previous five years. Schwarzschild fellows are expected to carry out an independent research program and contribute to the scientific life of the AIP, including co-supervision of students.
The Fellowship is normally awarded for three years, but may be extended up to two additional years. The fellowship provides a competitive salary based on the German public service scale (TV-L E14) and an individual research budget of €20,000 for three years. The AIP is an equal opportunity employer and considers individuals for employment according to their skills, abilities, and experience. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
|The AIP carries on the traditions of the Astrophysical Observatory Potsdam and the Berlin Observatory. It is located in the beautiful Potsdam/Babelsberg area just outside the southwestern border of the Berlin metropolitan area. About one hundred scientists work on a variety of astrophysical topics covering a full range of subjects from solar physics to cosmology. Potsdam is also the home of the Albert-Einstein Institute for Gravitational Physics, the Physics & Astronomy Department of Potsdam University and several other research institutions.|
|In 2014: Dr. Else Starkenburg (Extragalactic Astrophysics)|
|In 2012: Dr. Federico Spada (Extrasolar Planets and Stellar Astrophysics)|
|In 2011: Dr. Francisco Shu Kitaura Joyanes (Extragalactic Astrophysics)|
Prof. Dr. Matthias Steinnmetz (Secretary: Ms. Christiane Rein, +49-331-7499-382)
Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)
An der Sternwarte 16
14482 Potsdam, Germany