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Cambridge – Tübingen PhD Fellowships in Machine Learning

  • Tuebingen/Cambridge

PhD Position

Submit your application to: camtue@is.mpg.de


PhD Student/Doktorand - MPI for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) - Perceiving Systems (PS), INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes - THOTH project-team

  • Tübingen

Doctoral research position (PhD) at MPI/PS and INRIA/THOTH on "Robust 3D Hand-Object Interaction".

PhD Position

Contact: Dimitrios Tzionas


Doctoral Research Position (PhD) - Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Perceiving Systems Department

  • Tübingen

In fields such as animal conservation, ethology, and neuroscience, the tracking and understanding of animals and their behavior is key. Today, this is often done manually. We are creating a new generation of tools, using machine learning, that will automate and revolutionize the analysis of animal behavior.

PhD Position

Contact: Sergi Pujades Silvia Zuffi


Scientific Software Engineer (m/f/d) for the Central Scientific Facility Software Workshop

  • Tübingen

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems is a leading center for research in computer vision, robotics, and machine learning. Our research seeks to understand mathematical principles of intelligent systems. This involves not only analyzing and modeling, but also building such systems. From our software infrastructure to our robots, scanners, camera systems, and laboratories, you will be working with the best resources available worldwide.

Staff Position

Contact: Sabrina Jung Jean-Claude Passy


Administrative Assistenz (m/w/d)

  • Tübingen

Das Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme ist ein international führendes Forschungsinstitut, das sich mit den grundlegenden Fragestellungen von Künstlicher Intelligenz und Robotik beschäftigt.

Staff Position

Submit your application to: lpavel@tuebingen.mpg.de
Contact: Lidia Pavel


Glasbläser- und Glasapparatebauermeister/in (m/w/d)

  • Stuttgart

Das Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme ist ein international führendes Forschungsinstitut, das sich mit den grundlegenden Fragestellungen von Künstlicher Intelligenz und Robotik beschäftigt. An den Institutsstandorten Stuttgart und Tübingen wird Spitzenforschung in Theorie, Soft- und Hardware betrieben. Für den Standort Stuttgart suchen wir für den Bereich Glastechnik zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine/n Glasbläser- und Glasapparatebauermeister/in (m/w/d).


Postdoc or researcher (m/f/d)

  • Stuttgart

Postdoc or researcher position available in dynamic legged robots and locomotion biomechanics, fully funded Dynamic Locomotion Group, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (Stuttgart).


Student Assistants (m/f/d)

  • Stuttgart

We are looking for talented students who are pursuing a Master of Science degree in a subject related to electro-mechanical systems to support our research as student assistants (m/f/d) (HiWi’s) or interns.


Studentische / wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft (m/w/d) im Bereich Netzwerk / IT

  • Stuttgart

Das Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme ist ein international führendes Forschungsinstitut, das sich mit den grundlegenden Fragestellungen von Künstlicher Intelligenz und Robotik beschäftigt. An den Institutsstandorten Stuttgart und Tübingen wird Spitzenforschung in Theorie, Soft- und Hardware betrieben. Für den Standort Stuttgart suchen wir für den Bereich Netzwerk / IT zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt in Teilzeit (max. 83 Stunden / Monat) eine studentische / wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft (m/w/d).


Student assistant (m/f/d)

  • Stuttgart

Are you interested in data visualization or databases? Do you enjoy exploring new technologies? The Haptic Intelligence department of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) works on programmable touch technology, which is also known as haptics. From simple knobs to robotic arms with a dozen degrees of freedom, haptic technology enables people to touch and feel objects in virtual or remote environments. Recently, we have collaborated with the University of British Columbia in Canada to develop Haptipedia, an online visualized library of over 100 haptic devices (http://haptipedia.org/). The Haptipedia team is an interdisciplinary group of mechanical engineers, human-computer interaction designers, and visualization researchers who are interested in making haptic technology accessible to users around the world. We are looking for a motivated individual with interest in programming, data visualization, and databases to help develop additional visualization features and/or improve the data entry pipeline for Haptipedia.

Student Position

Contact: Hasti Seifi


Sachgebietsleitung Einkauf (m/w/d)

  • Stuttgart

Die Verwaltung des Max-Planck-Instituts für Intelligente Systeme in Stuttgart und Tübingen besteht aus den Sachgebieten Finanzwe­sen, Personalmanagement/Recht und Einkauf und unterstützt derzeit sieben wissenschaftliche Abteilungen, 12 selbständige Forschungsgruppen sowie weitere wis­senschaftliche und nichtwissenschaftliche Servicebereiche mit insgesamt über 550 internationalen Mitarbeitern und Gästen. Zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt ist folgende Vollzeitstelle zu besetzen: Sachgebietsleitung Einkauf (m/w/d)


Sachgebietsleitung Finanzen (m/w/d)

  • Stuttgart

Die Verwaltung des Max-Planck-Instituts für Intelligente Systeme in Stuttgart und Tübingen besteht aus den Sachgebieten Finanzwe­sen, Personalmanagement/Recht und Einkauf und unterstützt derzeit sieben wissenschaftliche Abteilungen, 12 selbständige Forschungsgruppen sowie weitere wis­senschaftliche und nichtwissenschaftliche Servicebereiche mit insgesamt über 550 internationalen Mitarbeitern und Gästen. Zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt ist folgende Vollzeitstelle zu besetzen: Sachgebietsleitung Finanzen (m/w/d).


PhD Student Position on Leveraging Machine Learning to Improve Human Decision Making (m/f/d)

  • Tübingen

The Max Planck Research Group for Rationality Enhancement, headed by Dr. Falk Lieder at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany, is looking for a Ph.D. student (m/f/d) for a project at the intersection of machine learning and computational cognitive science.

PhD Position

Submit your application to: re-jobs@tuebingen.mpg.de
Contact: Falk Lieder


Researcher or Postdoc Position on Effective Goal Setting (m/f/d)

  • Tübingen

The Max Planck Research Group for Rationality Enhancement, headed by Dr. Falk Lieder at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany, is looking for a researcher with a master’s degree or a postdoc for a project on helping people set better goals.

PostDoc Position

Submit your application to: re-jobs@tuebingen.mpg.de
Contact: Falk Lieder


Researcher or Postdoc Position on Self-Improvement (m/f/d)

  • Tübingen

The Max Planck Research Group for Rationality Enhancement, headed by Dr. Falk Lieder at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany, is looking for a researcher with a master’s degree or a postdoc for a project on developing and evaluating self-improvement tools and strategies.

PostDoc Position

Submit your application to: re-jobs@tuebingen.mpg.de
Contact: Falk Lieder


PhD Student/Doctorand (m/f/d)

  • Tübingen

Within the scope of the EU-H2020 project DeepField and the Max Planck grassroots project AirCap, a PhD student position is available in the Robot Perception Group (https://ps.is.tuebingen.mpg.de/research_fields/robot-perception-group). The student will be jointly supervised by Dr. Aamir Ahmad and Dr. Michael Black. The start date can be as early as 1st October 2019.


PhD position on self-improvement (m/f/d)

  • Tübingen

The Max Planck Research Group for Rationality Enhancement, headed by Dr. Falk Lieder at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany, is looking for a PhD student (m/f/d) for a project on developing and evaluating self-improvement tools and strategies.

PhD Position

Submit your application to: re-jobs@tuebingen.mpg.de
Contact: Falk Lieder


Predoctoral Researcher

  • Tübingen

The Max Planck Society is one of Europe's leading basic research organizations. In its research laboratories, workshops, libraries, and administration, scientists and researchers perform demanding tasks with a high degree of autonomy and creativity. We promote accomplished junior scientists, who complete formative years of their careers as student assistants, Ph.D. students, postdocs or research group heads at Max Planck Institutes, and who benefit from the knowledge of their internationally networking scientific mentors. The Marie Curie Innovative Training Network “Machine Learning Frontiers in Precision Medicine” (https://mlfpm.eu/) brings together leading European research institutes in machine learning and statistical genetics, both from the private and public sector, to train 14 early stage researchers. These scientists will develop and apply machine learning methods to health data. The goal is to reveal new insights into disease mechanisms and therapy outcomes and to exploit the findings for precision medicine, which hopes to offer personalized preventive care and therapy selection for each patient.


PhD Student: Reinforcement Learning for Aerial Systems (m/f/d)

  • Tübingen

Within the scope of the EU-H2020 project DeepField and the Max Planck grassroots project AirCap, a PhD student position is available in the Robot Perception Group (https://ps.is.tuebingen.mpg.de/research_fields/robot-perception-group). The student will be jointly supervised by Dr. Aamir Ahmad and Dr. Michael Black. The start date can be as early as 1st October 2019

PhD Position

Submit your application to: aamir.ahmad@tuebingen.mpg.de
Contact: Aamir Ahmad


PhD position on Effective Goal Setting (m/f/d)

  • Tübingen

The Max Planck Research Group for Rationality Enhancement, headed by Dr. Falk Lieder at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany, is looking for a PhD student (m/f/d) for a project on helping people set better goals.

PhD Position

Submit your application to: re-jobs@tuebingen.mpg.de
Contact: Falk Lieder


Scientific Coordinator 75-100%

  • Tuebingen

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems has campuses in Stuttgart and Tübingen. Our goal is to understand the principles of perception, action and learning in autonomous systems that successfully interact with complex environments and to use this understanding to design future artificially intelligent systems. The institute studies these principles in biological, computational, hybrid, and material systems ranging from nano- to macro-scales. We take a highly interdisciplinary approach that combines mathematics, computation, materials science, and biology.

Staff Position

Contact: Sabrina Jung


Student research assistant positions on programming and/or conducting experiments (m/f/d)

  • Tübingen

The Max Planck Research Group for Rationality Enhancement (PI: Dr. Falk Lieder) at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen is looking for student research assistants (m/f/d) to support ongoing research projects related to mechanisms of metacognitive learning, goal setting, attention control, cognitive tutors, and cognitive prostheses.

Student Position

Contact: Falk Lieder Maria Wirzberger


Student assistant (m/f/d)

  • Stuttgart

Has exercising ever felt like a chore? What if you could play with a robot and get the benefits of active physical exercise? Led by Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, the MPI-IS Haptic Intelligence department aims to develop new technologies for generating realistic social-physical interactions with robots. We are investigating motivational exercise interactions beneficial to therapy, and designing new robot behavior based on this knowledge.


Administrative Assistant / mini-job (450 €)

  • Tübingen

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen is looking for an administrative assistant to assist with diverse tasks required to support research activities and the administration of the Optics and Sensing Laboratory.


Motion Capture Student Assistant, 10-83h/month (depending on your availability)

  • Tübingen

Student Position

Contact: Nicole Overbaugh


PhD position on privacy preserving machine learning

  • Tübingen

The privacy preserving machine learning group, headed by Dr. Mijung Park at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the University of Tübingen in Germany, is looking for a PhD student (m/f) for a project at the intersection of privacy and machine learning.

PhD Position

Submit your application to: mijung.park@tuebingen.mpg.de
Contact: Mijung Park


HiWi/Student assistant: Help us Present our Research

  • Stuttgart/Tuebingen, Germany

HiWi/Student assistant: Help us Present our Research -- Visualizing Research in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Control, and Networked Systems

Student Project Position

Contact: Dominik Baumann Friedrich Solowjow Sebastian Trimpe


Early Career Research Group Leader (100%/m/f/d) Privacy, Fairness or Transparency in Machine Learning

  • Tübingen

The Tübingen AI Center aims to foster a world-class research ecosystem in the field of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. The Center is one of four competence centers recently funded by Germany's Ministry of Education and Research with seven million euros for an initial four years and will provide research groups at the University of Tübingen (UT) and at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) with a place to develop learning systems. It is part of the major Cyber Valley initiative in the Stuttgart-Tübingen region, where many partners in academia and industry have joined forces to work in the area of artificial intelligence.


Early Career Research Group Leader (100%/m/f/d) - Machine learning

  • Tübingen

The Tübingen AI Center aims to foster a world-class research ecosystem in the field of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. The Center is one of four competence centers recently funded by Germany's Ministry of Education and Research with seven million euros for an initial four years and will provide research groups at the University of Tübingen (UT) and at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) with a place to develop learning systems. It is part of the major Cyber Valley initiative in the Stuttgart-Tübingen region, where many partners in academia and industry have joined forces to work in the area of artificial intelligence.


Master thesis: Learning Control for Adaptive Locomotion of Soft Microrobots

  • Stuttgart, Germany

In this Master thesis project, we want to develop learning controllers with Bayesian optimization for adaptive locomotion of soft microrobots.

Student Project Position

Submit your application to: vonrohr@is.mpg.de
Contact: Alexander von Rohr Sebastian Trimpe


Postdoc/Researcher Position on Machine Learning Methods for Discovering Human-Interpretable Decision Rules (m/f/d)

  • Tübingen

The Max Planck Research Group for Rationality Enhancement, headed by Dr. Falk Lieder at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany, is looking for a researcher (m/f/d) or postdoc (m/f/d) for a project at the intersection of machine learning and computational cognitive science.

PostDoc Position

Submit your application to: re-jobs@tuebingen.mpg.de
Contact: Falk Lieder


Thesis/Hiwi job: Augmented reality interaction pipeline

  • Tübingen

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen is looking for a Thesis writing student (Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis) to develop an Augmented Reality (AR) interaction pipeline. The interaction pipeline will be a basis for future research projects as well as for integration of the latest tracking models for human bodies or specific body parts (e.g. hands), that have been developed in the institute.

Student Project Position

Submit your application to: senya@tue.mpg.de
Contact: Senya Polikovsky


Developing interfaces for multi camera control system

  • Tübingen

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen is looking for an Intern (Bachelor or Master student) to develop a graphical user interface (GUI) for a multi-sensor recording system using a C++ Qt5 framework.

Student Project Position

Submit your application to: matvey.safroshkin@tuebingen.mpg.de
Contact: Matvey Safroshkin


Thesis/Hiwi job: 3dsMax Camera System Simulation Optics and Sensing Laboratory

  • Tübingen

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen is looking for a Thesis writing student (Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis) to develop a synthetic scanner simulator and light stage based on 3dMax utilizing photo realistic rendering techniques.

Student Project Position

Submit your application to: senya@tue.mpg.de
Contact: Senya Polikovsky


Student assistant: Aerial Outdoor Motion Capture (AirCap)

  • Tübingen

Within the scope of the Max Planck grassroots project AirCap and Autonomous MoCap, there is one open student assistant (HiWi) position. It can also lead to an opportunity for doing  master thesis in the Robot Perception group at the Perceiving Systems department.

Student Position

Contact: Aamir Ahmad Melanie Feldhofer Sabrina Jung


Mechatronics Scientist / Engineer (m/f/x) for the Central Scientific Facility of Cyber Valley

  • Stuttgart

The Stuttgart site of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) is seeking a mechatronics expert to join our vibrant and rapidly expanding research community.

Staff Position

Contact: Jonathan Fiene


Embedded System Design of an Agile Mobile Robot

  • Stuttgart, Germany

Student project (Hiwi, Bachelor, Master): Development of a flywheel-driven testbed for non-linear learning control

Student Position

Submit your application to: geist@is.mpg.de
Contact: Andreas Rene Geist Sebastian Trimpe


Internships and research assistantships

  • Tübingen

The Rationality Enhancement Group has several openings for (paid) internships, bachelor/master theses (in cognitive science, computer science, psychology, and other related disciplines) and research assistants. If you are interested please take a look at the projects described below. To apply for one of these projects please send your CV, transcripts, previous publications or thesis (if any), and a cover letter explaining your motivation and why you think you are a great fit for the project to re-jobs@tuebingen.mpg.de. Please put the title of the project you are applying for in the subject header. If possible, please arrange for 1-2 letters of recommendation to be emailed to the same address. (If this is not possible for you, then please explain why.)

Student Project Position

Submit your application to: re-jobs@tuebingen.mpg.de
Contact: Falk Lieder


Postdoc position on Goal Setting (m/f/d)

  • Tübingen

The newly established Max Planck Research Group for Rationality Enhancement, headed by Dr. Falk Lieder at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany, is looking for a postdoc (m/f/d) for a project at the intersection of computational cognitive science and applied psychology.

PostDoc Position

Submit your application to: re-jobs@tuebingen.mpg.de
Contact: Falk Lieder


PhD position on Goal Setting (m/f/d)

  • Tübingen

The newly established Max Planck Research Group for Rationality Enhancement, headed by Dr. Falk Lieder at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany, is looking for a PhD student (m/f/d) for a project at the intersection of computational cognitive science and applied psychology.

PhD Position

Contact: Falk Lieder


Postdoc on Metacognitive Learning (m/f/d)

  • Tübingen

The newly established Max Planck Research Group for Rationality Enhancement, headed by Dr. Falk Lieder at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany, is looking for a postdoc (m/f/d) for a project at the intersection of psychology and machine learning.

PostDoc Position

Submit your application to: re-jobs@tuebingen.mpg.de
Contact: Falk Lieder


PhD position on Metacognitive Learning (m/f/d)

  • Tübingen

The newly established Max Planck Research Group for Rationality Enhancement, headed by Dr. Falk Lieder at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany, is looking for a PhD student (m/f/d) for a project at the intersection of psychology and machine learning.

PhD Position

Contact: Falk Lieder


Young Researchers Tübingen

  • Tuebingen

The newly established Minerva Research Group on Probabilistic Learning, headed by Isabel Valera, within the Department of Empirical Inference at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen, Germany, is looking for PhD students in the area of machine learning, particularly in Bayesian modeling and inference, starting early 2019.

PhD Position

Contact: Isabel Valera


Master Theses Projects in Vision-based Autonomous Systems

  • MPI-IS Tübingen, Germany

The Embodied Vision group investigates novel approaches to vision-based perception and learning for intelligent systems that are closely coupled with control and planning. We are looking for talented students who are pursuing a Master of Science degree in computer science, electrical or control engineering, applied mathematics or physics and are eager to pursue their Master thesis on a research topic in our group.

Student Project Position

Submit your application to: joerg.stueckler@tuebingen.mpg.de
Contact: Jörg Stückler


Student Assistant (HiWi)/Internship Positions in Vision-based Autonomous Systems

  • MPI-IS Tübingen, Germany

The Embodied Vision group investigates novel approaches to vision-based perception and learning for intelligent systems that are closely coupled with control and planning. We are looking for talented students who are pursuing a Master of Science degree in computer science, electrical or control engineering, applied mathematics or physics to support our research as student assistants (HiWi) or interns.

Student Position

Submit your application to: joerg.stueckler@tuebingen.mpg.de
Contact: Jörg Stückler


HiWi/student position: Intelligent control of cyber-physical systems

  • Stuttgart or Tuebingen

HiWi / part-time student assistant / internship position to support research in machine learning, control, and networked systems.

Student Position

Contact: Dominik Baumann Sebastian Trimpe


Predictive Triggering for Multi-agent Systems

  • Tuebingen/Stuttgart

Master thesis project on intelligent resource allocation in distributed control of multi-agent systems

Student Project Position

Submit your application to: dbaumann@tuebingen.mpg.de
Contact: Dominik Baumann Sebastian Trimpe


Master Thesis Projects on Learning Control

  • Stuttgart or Tuebingen, Germany

Machine learning for advanced control of autonomous systems. We are continuously looking for outstanding students who are eager to do their Master thesis on a challenging project at the intersection of Machine Learning and Control.

Student Project Position

Submit your application to: trimpe@is.mpg.de
Contact: Sebastian Trimpe


Big Data Engineer

  • Tuebingen

We are looking for a Big Data Engineer for our Central Scientific Facility "Scientific Computing" to develop a Big Data technology ecosystem

Graduate Position

Submit your application to: personal@vw.mpi-stuttgart.mpg.de
Contact: Sabrina Jung Jojumon Kavalan


Post Doctoral Researchers and Research Scientists

  • Tübingen, Germany

Outstanding candidates in all areas of computer vision will be considered but special emphasis will be given to candidates with experience in modeling and estimating human and animal shape including 3D mesh models, statistical shape modeling, 3D vision, articulated pose estimation, and non-rigid models of clothing, hair and fur. While our focus is basic research, we also pursue commercial applications and applications in neuroscience.

PostDoc Position

Contact: Melanie Feldhofer


PhD Scholarships in Geometric Statistics

  • Tübingen, Germany

We are seeking students interested in building princpled statistical models for solving problems in Computer Vision and Machine Learning. You will work an international team interested in building the best possible shape models. For details, see the PDF.

PhD Position

Contact: Melanie Feldhofer


Internships for graduate students / PhD students

  • Tübingen, Germany

Internship in 3D Computer Vision at the MPI for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen


Nominations sought for the position of Director at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

  • Tübingen, Germany

The MPI for Intelligent Systems is in the process of identifying candidates for a new Director. Our institute seeks to understand the principles of perception, action and learning in autonomous systems that successfully interact with complex environments and to use this understanding to design future systems. The institute studies these principles in biological, computational, hybrid, and material systems ranging from nano to macro scales. We take a highly interdisciplinary approach that combines mathematics, computation, material science, and biology.

Staff Position

Contact: Sabrina Jung