Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

1667 12902Position ID: 1667-POSTDOC1 [#12902, SPP2134-AY]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher in DFG Priority Programme "The Active Self"
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Leipzig, Saxony 04103, Germany [map]
Subject Areas: Information theory, probability theory, neural networks, embodied intelligence
Application Deadline: 2018/11/15 finished (2018/10/19, finished 2019/05/19, listed until 2019/04/19)
Position Description:    

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

Postdoctoral Researcher

in the research group "Information Theory of Cognitive Systems" of Nihat Ay. The position will be embedded in the Priority Programme "The Active Self" (SPP 2134) of the German Research Foundation (DFG). The envisaged research is part of the project "The Sensorimotor Architecture of the Self: Theory of Information Integration in Embodied Systems".

Candidates should have a degree in mathematics, computer science, or physics. A background in information theory, probability theory, neural networks, embodied intelligence, and robotics would be ideal for the project. Programming experience, in particular in the context of robotics, is of advantage. The position is renewable from year to year up to three years.


  • Deadline: Applications submitted by November 15, 2018, will receive full consideration. However, also late submissions will be reviewed until the position is filled.
  • Starting date: As soon as possible
  • How to apply: Please submit your documents using our online application form for postdoctoral researchers.
  • During the application process you will be asked for which kind of position you apply. Please choose "Postdoc SPP2134 - AY "
  • Choose Nihat Ay to be your mentor and add if appropriate further potential collaborators at MPI MiS or Leipzig University from the list available within the application system.
  • 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 contact Nihat Ay (nay(at) 

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