Postdoctoral Position in the “Origins of Life Lab” of the Planet and Star Formation Department at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA), Heidelberg (Reference number ERC-307)
The Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg is seeking a highly dedicated postdoctoral fellow for its newly established “Origins of Life Lab”. In close collaboration with the Trapp group in Munich and the Jäger laboratory astrophysics group in Jena, experiments are planned with the goal to create complex organic molecules and nucleotides in molecular ice.
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.