Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

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Position ID: 1667-POSTDOC [#10454]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Position
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Leipzig, Saxony 04103, Germany [map]
Subject Areas: Interaction between mathematics and the sciences, applied mathematics
Application Deadline: 2017/12/31 finished (posted 2017/07/19, finished 2018/07/01, listed until 2017/12/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

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

Postdoctoral Research Positions.

The MPI MiS is 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 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 attack these questions by means of scientific exchange, collaboration, and cooperation with researchers from all over the world. We hire not only in the classical areas of mathematics like:

  • Algebra
  • Calculus of Variations
  • Discrete Structures
  • Geometry
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Stochastics

but also in fields exploring the interaction of mathematics and the sciences like:

  • Algebraic Statistics
  • Combinatorics and Applied Algebraic Geometry
  • Complexity and Cognition
  • Discrete Random Geometry 
  • Fluid Dynamics 
  • Information Theory and Network Analysis
  • Materials Science 
  • Mathematical Biology 
  • Mathematical and Theoretical Physics 
  • Stochastic Partial Differential Equations

Successful candidates should be willing to closely collaborate with at least one of the postdoctoral mentors of the institute. A list of the postdoctoral mentors can be found on the website of the institute

Our offer:

  • PostDoc position for 1-3 years.
  • No teaching duties, but 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 December 31 (starting date flexible).


  • Please visit our online application form.
  • 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 or contact us at application(at) 

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Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Inselstr. 22
04103 Leipzig
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