The Max Planck Institute offers joint research fellowships with the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, Berkeley, CA, USA. These fellowships are a major component of a collaboration between the two institutes directed at Theory of Computing and its applications in various fields. The fellowship holder will spend one semester (not necessarily the first) at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing and the remainder of the fellowship (one to three semesters depending on individual arrangements) at the Max Planck Institute. For the residence at the Simons Institute, the research topic of the applicant must be related to a respective half-year research program run at the Simons Institute in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018. Descriptions of these programs and other information about the Simons Institute can be found at http://simons.berkeley.edu. For the residence at the Max- Planck Institute, the research topic of applicant should fit into the research agenda of the algorithms and complexity group at MPI-INF.
Research Fellowships are intended for exceptional young scientists at most six years after the award of their PhD.
Candidates should submit their application (curriculum vitae, list of publications, short research plan, argued interest in one or more of the Simons research programs, copies of degree certificates, copies of the five most important publications, list of three references) as a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Max Planck Institute particularly encourages applications from outstanding women and minority candidates. The deadline for receipt of the application is December 15, 2016.