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for the Algorithms and Complexity Department

We are looking for applicants from all areas of algorithmics, including related areas like complexity theory, mathematical optimization, and distributed computing.

The Max Planck Institute for Informatics is located on the campus of Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany. Researchers of several nationalities work in the Algorithms and Complexity Department and 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 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.

Applications are to be submitted via our web form at

by uploading a single PDF-file containing

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

The submission server is online now, and applications are reviewed as they are received. We encourage you to apply early; however, all applications that are submitted by 15 December 2020 will receive full consideration. Simultaneous applications for a Lise Meitner Award Fellowship or a Simons-MPI joint fellowship are possible (please indicate simultaneous applications in the cover letter).