Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

1667 18952Position ID: 1667-GL [#18952, W2]
Position Title: Max Planck Research Group Leader
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Leipzig, Saxony 04103, Germany [map]
Subject Areas: algebra, geometry, and their applications
Application Deadline: 2022/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/11/09, finished 2022/07/16, listed until 2022/01/15)
Position Description:    

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The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (MPI MiS) is located in Leipzig, Germany. Our research advances outward looking mathematics. We are committed to innovative fundamental research, and to transferring concepts and structures from mathematics into other academic fields. We invite applications of outstanding mathematicians for a position as

Max Planck Research Group Leader (W2)

We are looking for an internationally recognized scholar with a research profile in algebra, geometry, and their applications. The appointment is for five years. W2 is comparable to the level of an Associate Professor (without tenure). Candidates should hold a PhD, awarded within the past six years, and have postdoctoral research experience. There is an opportunity for close interactions with other research groups at the institute, in particular that of Bernd Sturmfels.

The Max Planck Society wants to increase the proportion of women in the areas in which they are under-represented. We therefore explicitly ask women to apply. The Max Planck Society has set itself the target of employing more individuals with severe disabilities. We explicitly welcome applications from individuals with severe disabilities.

Our offer:

  • W2 position as Max Planck Research Group Leader – paid on the basis of remuneration group W 2 of the Federal Civil Service Remuneration Act (Bundesbesoldungsgesetz)
  • Funding for one postdoctoral fellow, guests, workshops and travel.
  • Participation in our doctoral program “International Max Planck Research School on Mathematics in the Sciences” is appreciated and provides funding for PhD students.
  • Application deadline: January 15, 2022
  • Starting date: October 1, 2022


Please email a single PDF file containing

  • your CV,
  • a list of publications,
  • copies of three publications,
  • a one-page summary of scientific achievements,
  • and a two-page research plan

as well as names and email addresses of at least two references to applicationW2(at)

If you have any questions please visit our webpage or contact us at applicationW2(at)

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