PhD positions in Computational Astrophysics (Duisburg-Essen) - 30 November 2022

PhD positions in Computational Astrophysics. Topics: Disk-, Planet- and Star Formation. Location: University of Duisburg-Essen. Link:

Postdoc positions in Computational Astrophysics (Duisburg-Essen) - 30 November 2022

Postdoc positions in Computational Astrophysics. Topics: Disk-, Planet- and Star Formation. Location: University of Duisburg-Essen. Link:

CATA Postdoctoral Fellowship on Planet Formation (Santiago) - 14 December 2022

The Star and Planet Formation Area of the Center for Astrophysics and Associated Technologies (CATA) calls for applications to a CATA postdoctoral research fellowship position focused on observational and/or theoretical aspects of planet formation. Successful fellowship applicants are expected to work in close collaboration with one or more faculty members of the CATA Star and Planet Formation area, these are Prof. Viviana Guzmán, who studies astrochemistry and planet formation at Universidad Católica, Prof. Gijs Mulders, who investigates exoplanet demographics and its connection to planet formation at Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, and Prof. Laura Pérez, whose research focuses on protoplanetary disks and young planets at Universidad de Chile. The position will be funded initially for two years with a one-year extension subject to a performance evaluation. The successful fellow could participate in the analysis of several accepted ALMA programs, a few examples of different projects are: “The ALMA Disk-Exoplanet C/Onnection” ALMA Large Program (V. Guzmán) that will investigate chemical diversity at the disk stage and its connection to the diversity of exoplanet populations; “The grand architectures of planetary systems” (G. Mulders) that will study exoplanet populations at different distances from the star and connect those to dust sub-structures in protoplanetary disks observed with ALMA; and a follow-up program to the ALMA Large program “AGE-PRO: the ALMA survey of Gas Evolution in PROtoplanetary disks” (L. Pérez) that will study dust evolution in planet-forming disks from the early stages to the end of disk lifetime. Collaboration with multiple CATA members is welcome and encouraged, contact any of the members above for specific questions. The Center for Astrophysics and Associated Technologies (CATA) is a large government-funded astronomical Center, in 7 scientific areas ranging from cosmology and large scale structure of the Universe, to Solar System research, including most fields in observational, theoretical, and computational astrophysics. More information here:

ERC-funded PhD position in Star and Planet formation at ESO (ESO) - 13 January 2023

One PhD position on observational studies of protoplanetary disk evolution and planet formation is offered. The PhD student will join the research group funded by the European Research Council (ERC) Project WANDA ( at the ESO Headquarters in Garching, Germany. The PhD student will develop an original research program based on optical high-resolution spectroscopy of pre-main sequence stars. The aim is to study the multiplicity of these targets, to be compared with disk morphologies, as well as their stellar and accretion properties. The student will collaborate with the WANDA team ( and other collaborators at ESO, and interact with collaborators from the international ULLYSES and PENELLOPE projects (see here for details) and many other colleagues, while being fully inserted in the ESO science environment. The position will be funded for a duration of 3 years (36 months), with possible extensions of up to 6 additional months depending on the available budget and the needs of the student. Salary will be aligned with ESO Student salaries. The employment conditions associated with this position are outlined under and come together with a generous travel budget. The applicant must have a MSc or equivalent degree in physics or astrophysics, completed before the start of the position. Expertise with optical spectroscopy and programming (e.g. Python) is desirable. We regard diversity as an asset within a team, and welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The application form is available at this link. This form includes a summary of education, previous research experience(s), skills, and motivation. The candidate should arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Carlo F. Manara ( The deadline for applications is Friday January, 13th 2023 at 12:00 (noon) CET, and the selection process will start shortly after, and interviews for the selected candidates are expected in February. The starting date is negotiable, but it must be between April and December 2023. Contact for application and further information: Carlo F. Manara (