Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

1667 17610Position ID: 1667-HYPERGRAPH [#17610, Hypergraph]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher / PhD student
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Leipzig, Saxony 04103, Germany [map]
Subject Areas: Combinatorics, (Hyper-)graph Theory
Application Deadline: 2021/06/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/04/21, listed until 2021/10/21)
Position Description:    

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The Minerva Fast Track Group "Spectral Hypergraph Theory" of Raffaella Mulas ( has openings for

One PhD Student and one Postdoctoral Researcher

The group is based at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig, Germany. Salary is competitive based on experience and qualification and working conditions are excellent, with a dedicated and competent staff. Relevant initiatives (conferences, workshops, etc) can be funded.

The aim of the group will be to develop the Spectral Theory of Hypergraphs as a generalization of Spectral Graph Theory. The three of us will be mostly working on the mathematical foundations of the theory, and it will be possible to apply the theoretical results to the study of real networks (e.g. biological and chemical networks), as well as to dynamical systems. The successful candidates will work on challenging and exciting problems. Enthusiasm in research and a strong interest in discrete mathematics are required.

About the location: MPI MiS is an international center for pure and applied mathematical research in Leipzig, Germany. The broader scientific environment in Leipzig includes two other Max Planck Institutes (Cognitive Science and Evolutionary Anthropology) as well as the University of Leipzig.

We offer:

  • Postdoctoral position for 1-3 year. (TVÖD E13) / PhD position for 3 years (comparable to 65% TVÖD E13).
  • No teaching duties, but the postdoc have 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: June 15, 2020 (starting date preferably September 1, 2021).


Please submit your documents using our online application form and choose:

  • "Application MPI MiS" applying as postdoctoral researcher. In this case, you will be asked for which kind of position you apply. Please choose "Hypergraph". Also, asked for your mentor, please choose Raffaella Mulas.
  • "IMPRS MIS" applying as PhD Student and choose to collaborate with Raffaella Mulas.

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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