Postdoctoral Researcher in Geometry

The upcoming Research Group Discrete Sets in Geometry of Samantha Fairchild at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig, Germany invites applications for a 

Postdoctoral Researcher

We seek outstanding scholars who enjoy working in a collaborative environment and an interest in working in areas such as geometry, number theory, dynamics, algebra, and mathematical data science.

Successful applicants will be offered great research opportunities in an excellent working environment. Close interaction with other research groups at the institute, in particular with the Geometry, Groups, and Dynamics Group of Anna Wienhard and the Nonlinear Algebra Group of Bernd Sturmfels, will be possible and encouraged.

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 years (TVöD E13)
  • No teaching duties, but you 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
  • Application deadline: December 1, 2023 until the position is filled
  • Starting date: flexible


Please submit your documents using our online application form and choose: Application MPI MiS. Asked for which kind of position you apply, please choose Postdoc Geometry. Also, asked for your mentor, please choose Samantha Fairchild.

The Max Planck society strives for gender diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and we explicitly encourage applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to our institute. 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 us at application(at)

01.09.2023, 13:10