Jobs

At the Review meeting in February 2017 posters for 58 proposals were presented. Following the review meeting the reviewers submitted their recommendations to DFG. Final decisions by the Hauptausschuss of DFG have been sent out in mid July 2017.

Successful projects include temporary positions for PhD students and Postdocs.

Below you can find a list of already announced positions. As soon as announcements for more positions are out, we will we will add them to the list below.

 

Project Position PI Location job announcement Deadline

New! Structure and dynamics of hot Jupiter atmospheres

PD

R. Redmer

Universität Rostock pdf

29.05.2019

Observing and modeling young transiting planets

PhD

R. Redmer

Universität Rostock pdf

02.03.2018

The key physical-chemical processes determining the Composition and Temperature of (exo)planetary atmospheres

PD M. Rengel Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Göttingen pdf 15.03.2018

Exploring the Diversity of Exoplanets in the Mass-Density Diagram

PD A. Hatzes

Thüringer Landessternwarte (TLS)

pdf 01.10.2017
Pebble accretion and the composition of exoplanets PhD C. Dullemond Zentrum für Astronomie (ZAH),  Heidelberg University link passed

Composition of planets with an N-body-Monte-Carlo approach

PD C. Dullemond Zentrum für Astronomie (ZAH),  Heidelberg University link passed

The erosion of planetary atmospheres

PhD E. Guenther Thüringer Landessternwarte (TLS) pdf 30.09.2017
The Formation and Evolution of resonant planetary Systems PD W. Kley Institut für Astronomie & Astrophysik Universität Tübingen pdf 15.09.2017
Characterization of young accreting planets PhD S. Wolf Universität Kiel pdf 01.10.2017
Interior-atmo­sphere feed­backs and the nature of detec­ted sub-Nep­tunian plan­ets. PhD N. Tosi TU-Berlin link 15.10.2017
Interior-atmo­sphere feed­backs and the nature of detec­ted sub-Nep­tunian plan­ets PhD M. Godolt TU-Berlin pdf 31.10.2017
Higher-order atmospheric effects in the optical occultations and phase curves of exoplanets PhD A. García Muñoz TU-Berlin link 31.10.2017
Detection and Characterization of sub-Jovian Planets with NGTS (Next Generation Transit Survey) PhD H. Rauer TU-Berlin link 31.10.2017
Exploring the Diversity of Exoplanets in the Mass-Density Diagram PD H. Rauer TU-Berlin pdf 31.10.2017
4 positions on differentProjects 2 PD & 2PhD Ansgar Reiners Sandra Jeffers Institute for Astrophysics Göttingen (IAG) link

05.01.2018

 

 


 

 

Projects in more detail


Pebble accretion and the composition of exoplanets

Contact: C. Dullemond Univ. Heidelberg PhD position job announcement

The project will address the question of how rocky (exo-)planets form through the accretion of "pebbles". The goal is to find out how a protoplanet, which is being bombarded with large numbers of small pebble-size "dirty snowballs", will react to this accretion stream. Will its accretional heat or its pseudo-atmosphere cause the evaporation of the ices from these "pebbles" before they reach the surface? Will this limit the accretion flow and/or affect the young planet's future composition?

The project involves numerical modeling, both using existing hydrodynamics codes as well as developing one's own numerical models. Candidates should have an interest in computational physics, i.e. in numerical modeling, programming, and in designing algorithms to model physical processes. Prior experience in computational physics is considered to be an advantage, but not strictly necessary. A lack of astronomy background is not a problem (enrolling in the IMPRS program in Heidelberg will solve this), but a strong physics background is a prerequisite.

Composition of planets with an N-body-Monte-Carlo approach

Contact: C. Dullemond Univ. Heidelberg Postdoc position job announcement

The goal of the project is to develop a new computational method to follow the growth of planetary embryos by combining an N-body code with a Monte Carlo model. The ultimate goal is to be able to compute the composition of the final rocky planets.