Postdoc Call 2025

The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (MPI MiS) invites applications for several Postdoctoral Research Positions to join our community exploring mathematical frontiers in interdisciplinary fields.

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. In our interdisciplinary approach we tackle mathematical and scientific questions by means of scientific exchange, collaboration, and cooperation with researchers from all over the world.

We hire in the areas of

  • Algebra
  • Calculus of Variations
  • Discrete Structures
  • Geometry / Topology
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Stochastics
  • Algebraic Statistics
  • Combinatorics and Applied Algebraic Geometry
  • Computer Algebra
  • Data Science / Mathematics of Data
  • Discrete Random Geometry
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Group Theory and Dynamics
  • Information Theory and Network Analysis
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematical and Theoretical Physics
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Mathematical Machine Learning / Theory of Deep Learning
  • Stochastic Partial Differential Equations

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 1st (starting date flexible)

Please submit the following information:

  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Transcript of PhD certificate
    If you have not yet received your PhD certificate: Please upload a short statement about the current status of your doctorate and a brief summary of your thesis.
  • Research statement also addressing research projects with names of possible collaborators at MPI MiS
  • Names and contact data of two or more referees willing to write a letter of recommendation

During the application process you will be asked to identify at least one scientific partner in Leipzig. The list of possible scientific partners coincides with the list of possible postdoctoral mentors. Please have a look at the overview of postdoctoral mentors to learn more about the research of possible partners.

Applications are submitted through an electronic form hosted by

During the application process, you will be asked what type of position you are applying for,
please select "Postdoc Call 2025".

Typically, we do not review applications until right after the deadline, i.e., in December. In exceptional cases, we may consider applications in between. If there are reasons why your application should be reviewed earlier, please upload your application and then email us with a brief explanation.

The Max Planck Society is striving for gender diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and explicitly encourage applications from women and others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity 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 candidates.