PhD student in Mathematical Software

The Max Planck Fellow Group Mathematical Software of Michael Joswig has openings for

PhD Student in Mathematics, with focus on Mathematical Software

The group is based at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig, Germany. Salary is competitive based on experience and qualification and working conditions are excellent, with a dedicated and competent staff. Relevant initiatives (conferences, workshops, etc.) can be funded.

Possible research topics include algorithms in geometric combinatorics (or algebraic combinatorics or computational topology) and their implementation, large scale classification in geometric combinatorics and adjacent fields, and developing mathematical methods for applications in biology. In addition to a master’s degree in mathematics, basic programming skills are required. The prospective PhD student will collaborate within the projects polymake and OSCAR.

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

  • PhD position for 3 years (65% TVÖD E13).
  • No teaching duties.
  • 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: June 15, 2021 (starting date preferably September 1, 2021).


Please submit your documents using our online application form and select:

  • IMPRS MiS applying as PhD Student and choose to collaborate with Michael Joswig.

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 Michael Joswig's personal homepage, or contact us.

29.04.2021, 18:51