Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Position ID: 1667-POSTDOC1 [#11526]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Position or PhD student
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Leipzig, Saxony 04103, Germany
Subject Area: Algebraic Statistics
Application Deadline: 2018/01/31 (posted 2017/12/15, listed until 2018/02/15)
Position Description:    

The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (MPI MiS) invites applications for a

Postdoctoral Researcher or PhD student.

The MPI MiS is a research institute located in Leipzig, Germany, and cooperates with Leipzig University. Research at the MPI MiS exploits the fruitful interaction between mathematics and the sciences. We not only apply existing mathematical methods and techniques to the sciences but we also transmit the conceptual and structural approach of mathematics into new areas of research, and, vice versa, translate scientific questions and problems into mathematical challenges.

This mission depends on an interdisciplinary approach to mathematical and scientific questions and we tackle these questions by means of scientific exchange, collaboration, and cooperation with researchers from all over the world. We hire both in the classical areas of mathematics and in fields exploring new interactions.

Currently we are looking to enlarge the newly formed research group on Algebraic Statistics by a postdoctoral researcher or a PhD student. The group will be closely collaborating with the established groups in algebraic geometry, tensors and optimisation, and information geometry. Applications are invited from candidates across the mathematical sciences, including statistics, computer science, and data science.

We offer:

  • PhD funding for 3 years; or postdoctoral position for 1-3 years.
  • No teaching duties, but (for postdocs) the possibility to teach an advanced course in our international graduate school.
  • We provide a scientific environment where you are encouraged to explore new scientific directions and where you will find many partners with whom you can discuss a wide range of scientific ideas. 
  • Deadline January 31 (starting date flexible).


  • Please submit your documents using our online application form and choose Christiane Görgen to be your mentor.
  • The Max-Planck society strives for gender diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. The Max-Planck society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

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