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[Met-jobs] PhD Positions in Solar System Science (Göttingen, Germany)

From "Dr. Sonja Schuh" <>
To "" <>
Date Thu, 25 Oct 2018 13:22:45 +0200

Dear colleague,

The International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science
at the University of Göttingen ( )
invites applications for several PhD positions.

I would be grateful if you could distribute the announcement below to
your institute's mailing list and specifically bring it to the attention
of students.

If you wish, you can also download and post the announcement as well as
our poster from


Thank you very much for your consideration,
Sonja Schuh

Call for applications: IMPRS PhD Positions in Solar System Science
in Göttingen, Germany / Deadline 15 November 2018

The International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science
at the University of Göttingen in Germany (Solar System School) offers
a research-oriented doctoral programme covering the physical aspects of
Solar system science. It is jointly run by the Max Planck Institute
for Solar System Research (MPS) and the University of Göttingen.
Research at the MPS covers three main research areas: ”Sun and
Heliosphere” (director S. Solanki), ”Solar and Stellar Interiors”
(director L. Gizon) and ”Planets and Comets” (director U. Christensen).
Solar System School students collaborate with leading scientists in
these fields and graduates are awarded a doctoral degree from the
renowned University of Göttingen or, if they choose, another university.

The Solar System School is open to students from all countries and
offers an international three-year PhD programme in an exceptional
research environment with state-of-the-art facilities on the Göttingen
Campus. Successful applicants will be offered a three-year doctoral
support contract as well as post-doc wrap-up funding.

The language of the structured graduate programme is English, with
German language courses offered (optional). The programme includes an
inspiring curriculum of scientific lectures and seminars as well as
advanced training workshops and provides a relocation cost subsidy
and travel funds to attend international conferences.

Applicants to the Solar System School should have a keen interest in
Solar system science and a record of academic excellence. They must
have, or must be about to obtain, an M.Sc. degree or equivalent in
physics, earth sciences or a related field, including a written Masters
thesis, and must document a good command of the English language.

*  Applicants can register immediately at the online application portal.
*  Applications should be submitted between October 1 and November 15.
*  The School will contact the referees named by the candidate upon
    submission of the application and will ask referees to submit their
    letters through the online portal no later than November 20.

To start your application, please see the following pages:

Solar System School
Call for Applications 2018
Frequently Asked Questions
List of Open PhD Projects
Online Application Portal

Dr. Sonja Schuh <>
IMPRS Scientific Coordinator

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