Cometary Science Newsletter

November 2018
Michael S. P. Kelley (

PhD position in Cometary Science in Goettingen

The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Göttingen, Germany, invites applications for a PhD position in the “Comet and Asteroid Activity” research group funded by an ERC Starting Grant. The position will be embedded in the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen (

The goal of the project will be to characterise the global distribution of dust emission from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko through a combined approach of mining data from the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft and numerical simulations.

A detailed project description can be found at

Applications should be submitted through the online application portal ( no later than November 15, 2018. In your online application, please specify and motivate your choice of this particular project within the Comet and Asteroid Activity research group. Once the online portal indicates that your application is complete with all reference letters in, please send an e-mail to the project advisor to alert her of your submission. Applications for this particular project can be fast-tracked with respect to the overall selection process, and review will begin as soon as the application material is complete.

For inquiries about the project please contact Jessica Agarwal (