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Funded Ph.D. Positions at the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems

  • Stuttgart, Tübingen

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen collaborate to offer an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems (IMPRS-IS). IMPRS-IS will accept its fifth generation of Ph.D. students in spring of 2021.

PhD Position

Contact: Leila Masri Sara Sorce


IT Network Administrator (f/m/d)

  • Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart site

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems seeks to understand natural intelligence, such as that exhibited by animals and humans, and to use this understanding to create artificial systems that can successfully interact with complex environments. Researchers at the Stuttgart campus of our institute concentrate on physical systems that range from very small medical robots to larger devices that physically interact with people. Our institute’s Tübingen campus mainly focuses on computational subjects such as machine learning and computer vision. We take a highly interdisciplinary approach that combines mathematics, computer science, engineering, materials science, and biology.

Staff Position

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


IT System Administrator (f/m/d)

  • Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart site

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems seeks to understand natural intelligence, such as that exhibited by animals and humans, and to use this understanding to create artificial systems that can successfully interact with complex environments. Researchers at the Stuttgart campus of our institute concentrate on physical systems that range from very small medical robots to larger devices that physically interact with people. Our institute’s Tübingen campus mainly focuses on computational subjects such as machine learning and computer vision. We take a highly interdisciplinary approach that combines mathematics, computer science, engineering, materials science, and biology.

Staff Position

Submit your application to: andreas.wild@is.mpg.de


Student Research Assistant / HiWi (Scientific Outreach)

  • Tübingen

At the Empirical Inference Department we want to expand our activities in the field of scientific outreach, i.e. the presentation of machine learning topics to the public audience. Two projects are currently planned: first, we are setting up a robot and a programing workshop for school kids, in which they are supposed to get a basic idea about coding and to build and program their own robot. Secondly, we are working on the concept for a youtube-channel in which various topics from the field of machine learning are explained.

Student Position

Contact: Lidia Pavel


Student Assistant (HiWi) Positions in Vision-based Dynamic Scene Reconstruction

  • MPI-IS Tübingen

We are looking for talented students to assist us in projects on vision-based dynamic scene reconstruction. The students should pursue a Master of Science degree in computer science, electrical or control engineering, applied mathematics or physics. Earliest start date is October 2020.

Student Position

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


Student Assistant (HiWi) Positions in Vision-based Navigation

  • MPI-IS Tübingen

We are looking for talented students to assist us in projects on vision-based navigation. The students should pursue a Master of Science degree in computer science, electrical or control engineering, applied mathematics or physics. Earliest start date is October 2020.

Student Position

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


User Experience Researcher (m/f/d) for the Max Planck Research Group Rationality Enhancement

  • Tübingen

The scientific mission of the Max Planck Research Group Rationality Enhancement is to develop a scientific foundation and practical tools for helping people make valuable contributions to society and improve themselves. We are an international, interdisciplinary team comprising cognitive scientists, computer scientists, psychologists, and developers. Working with us is a great opportunity to help people live a better life. We are currently looking for a user experience researcher (m/f/d) who wants to help us refine and evaluate apps that help people to improve their focus and productivity.


User Interface Designer (m/f/d) for the Max Planck Research Group Rationality Enhancement

  • Tübingen

The scientific mission of the Max Planck Research Group Rationality Enhancement is to develop a scientific foundation and practical tools for helping people make valuable contributions to society and improve themselves. We are an international, interdisciplinary team comprising cognitive scientists, computer scientists, psychologists, and developers. Working with us is a great opportunity to help people live a better life. We are currently looking for a user interface and user experience designer (m/f/d) who wants to help us design apps that help people set and achieve personal goals, improve themselves, and become more productive. We would like to fill this position as soon as possible.


Student Assistant (HiWi) Positions in Learning-based Robotic Manipulation

  • MPI-IS Tübingen

We are looking for talented students to assist us in projects on learning-based robotic manipulation. The students should pursue a Master of Science degree in computer science, electrical or control engineering, applied mathematics or physics. Earliest start date is October 2020.

Student Position

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


Foreign-language secretary in ELISE (m/f/d, E 7 TV-L, 50%)

  • Tübingen

ELLIS (European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems, https://ellis.eu) is a European AI network of excellence. It focuses on fundamental science, technical innovation and societal im-pact. The job opening is part of the ELISE project that has recently been established by ELLIS and is going to be funded by the EU within the ICT-48 program.



University of Tuebingen: Project Coordinator (100%, m/f/d), E13, TV-L,01.10.2020-31.12.2022

  • Tuebingen

Please note: This is not a job at the MPI for Intelligent Systems, but at the University of Tuebingen. Please click on the link below for more information.

Graduate Position


Postdoctoral Fellowship on Deep Probabilistic Models for Robust Representation Learning (m/f/d)

  • Tuebingen

PostDoc Position

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



3 Independent Research Group Leaders

  • Tuebingen, Stuttgart

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Cyber Valley initiative invite applications for positions of up to 3 Independent Research Group Leaders.

Research Group Leader Position

Submit your application to: applications@is.mpg.de
Contact: Florian Mayer


Student research assistant positions on programming and software development (m/f/d)

  • Tübingen

The Max Planck Research Group for Rationality Enhancement (head: 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 cognitive growth, goal setting, attention control, cognitive tutors, and cognitive prostheses.

Student Position

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


PhD or postdoc position on Metacognitive Learning (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 at the intersection of psychology and machine learning.

PhD Position

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