Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

1667 14148Position ID: 1667-MATHSW [#14148]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher / PhD student
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Leipzig, Saxony 04103, Germany [map]
Subject Area: Mathematical Software
Application Deadline: 2019/11/01help popup (posted 2019/07/23, listed until 2019/11/11)
Position Description:    

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

Postdoctoral Researchers and PhD students in the area of Mathematical Software.

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 establishing a new research group in the area of Mathematical Software headed by the newly appointed Max Planck Fellow Michael Joswig. This group will initially consist of the Max Planck Fellow, one postdoc and (at least) one PhD student and will be closely collaborating with the established groups in nonlinear algebra, algebraic geometry, tensors and optimization, and information geometry. Applications are invited from candidates across the mathematical sciences with a strong commitment to the development and use of Mathematical Software for research questions.

We offer:

  • PhD funding for 3 years; 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 November 01, 2019 (starting date flexible).


  • Please submit your documents using our online application form and choose “Application MPI MiS” as option.
  • During the application process, you will be asked for which kind of position you apply. Please choose "Math Software". Also, asked for your mentor, please choose Michael Joswig.
  • 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.
If you have any questions please visit the institute's webpage, the webpage of Michael Joswig, or contact us at application(at)

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