Research Assistant (PostDoc) in Cen­ter of Astro­nomy and Astro­phys­ics TU Berlin, Cen­ter of Astro­nomy and Astro­phys­ics Germany

Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fac­ulty II - Cen­ter of Astro­nomy and Astro­phys­ics


Research assist­ant (PostDoc) - 0.5 work­ing time - salary grade E 13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len


The group of Prof. Dr. Rauer per­forms research in the field of plan­et­ary phys­ics at the Cen­ter of Astro­nomy and Astro­phys­ics. The focus is on the detec­tion of extra­solar plan­ets and the numer­ical mod­el­ing of their atmo­spheres. Prof. Dr. Rauer is PI of the ESA PLATO Mis­sion and the Coordin­ator of the DFG pri­or­ity pro­grams “SPP1992 - Explor­ing the Diversity of Extra­solar Plan­ets”.


Work­ing field:


Assist­ance to the coordin­ator for the DFG pri­or­ity pro­grams “SPP1992 - Explor­ing the Diversity of Extra­solar Plan­ets”.
The pos­i­tion is part of the DFG's Explor­ing the Diversity of Extra­solar Plan­ets pro­gram (SPP 1992). The aim of the SPP in 1992 is to bring together the vari­ous aspects of the the­ory and obser­va­tion of exo­planet research.



  • suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree (Mas­ter, Dip­lom or equi­val­ent) in phys­ics or astro­phys­ics and a PhD in astro­phys­ics.
  • pro­found know­ledge in the field of extra­solar plan­ets and exper­i­ence in pro­ject man­age­ment is needed to act­ively sup­port the coordin­a­tion of the pri­or­ity pro­gram
  • very good Eng­lish lan­guage skills; work­ing lan­guage within the group is Eng­lish

More inform­a­tion can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Heike Rauer ( Visit our web­site at:


How to ap­ply:


Please send your writ­ten applic­a­tion with the ref­er­ence num­ber and the usual doc­u­ments (let­ter of motiv­a­tion includ­ing a descrip­tion of your research interests, CV, cop­ies of uni­versity degrees and con­tact details for at least two let­ters of ref­er­ence) to Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin - Der Präsid­ent - Fak­ultät II, Zen­trum für Astro­nomie und Astro­physik, Prof. Dr. Heike Rauer, Sekr. EW 8-1, Harden­bergstraße 36, 10623 Ber­lin or by e-mail to

To ensure equal oppor­tun­it­ies between women and men, applic­a­tions by women with the required qual­i­fic­a­tions are expli­citly desired. Qual­i­fied indi­vidu­als with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be favored.

Please send cop­ies only. Ori­ginal doc­u­ments will not be returned.

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