Postdoctoral Research Positions

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 lives 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
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Stochastic

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

  • 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.

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 three 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:

Usually, applications are only reviewed right after the deadline, i.e. in January. In exceptional cases we might also consider applications in between. If there are reasons why your application should be reviewed earlier please upload your application and afterwards inform us briefly about these reasons via mail to application(at)

The institute encourages applications from women and minorities.

If you have any questions please visit the institute's WWW page or contact us at application(at)

07.08.2017, 12:34