Postdoctoral Research Positions - Mathematical Structures in Physics

The research group Mathematical Structures in Physics at the Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences Leipzig invites applications for two positions as

Postdoctoral Researchers

in the field of formal aspects of quantum field theories and string theory with an emphasis on defects in QFTs.

MPI MiS is a research institute located in Leipzig, Germany. Our research advances outward looking mathematics. We develop mathematical methods for applications, and we translate problems from the sciences, humanities and engineering into mathematical challenges. We are committed to innovative fundamental research, and to transferring concepts and structures from mathematics into other academic fields.

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 submit the following information:
    • CV
    • list of publications
    • transcript of PhD certificate (If you did not receive your PhD certificate yet: Please upload a short statement about the current status of your PhD and a brief summary of what your thesis is about.)
    • research statement also addressing research projects with names of possible collaborators at MPI MiS, and
    • names and contact data of two or more referees willing to write a letter of recommendation.
  • Submissions of applications proceed through an electronic form. This form will be hosted by, a German company, so while clicking to the links you will be directed to their server:
  • During the application process you will be asked for which kind of position you apply. Please choose "MathPhys" and choose Daniel Roggenkamp as potential postdoctoral mentor.

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 WWW page or contact us at daniel.roggenkamp(at)


MPI MiS will be as flexible as possible in assisting Ukrainian mathematicians with our programs, in particular with regard to application deadlines or the need for reference letters. Ukrainian mathematicians applying for one of our programs using the application form are strongly encouraged to also contact us via email.

22.11.2022, 14:58