Postdoc Application

We are looking for applicants from all areas of algorithmics, including related areas like computer algebra, complexity theory, and discrete optimization. We are also seeking researchers interested in distributed computing and computational geometry.

The Max Planck Institute for Informatics is located on the campus of Saarland University in Saarbruecken, Germany. Currently, more than 40 researchers of several nationalities work in the Algorithms and Complexity Department. Our working language is English. The group collaborates with several major research institutions in Europe and the U.S. and has high international visibility. There is generous travel support available for all group members. Postdoctoral fellowships are available for one or two years through the Guest Program of our institute. Guest researchers are free in their choice of research topics and collaborators.

The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more individuals with disabilities and expressly welcomes these to apply.
The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the percentage of women in the areas where they are underrepresented and expressly encourages these to apply.

Please prepare a single PDF file containing

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a complete list of publications, and
  • a research plan (1 page suffices).

Moreover, you will be asked to provide the names and email addresses of three references.


The submission server is closed now, and applications have been reviewed as they were received. We encouraged you to apply early; however, all applications that were submitted by January 1st, 2017, will receive full consideration. Please contact d1-office concerning any questions.