Lab Philosophy

Doing science together is both more motivating and more effective than working alone. Collaboration within our lab is the default, not the exception. We try to create an atmosphere that encourages informal discussions about science, exchange of ideas, getting and giving early feedback and makes everyone aware of other people’s projects. We also like to spend time together outside of the work environment regularly.


Although we are always looking for highly motivated and talented researchers, we get far more applications than we have positions available. If you'd like to join our team, please consider the following before sending an application.


We are currently looking for talented postdocs! Please send your application to

PhD students

We are always looking for talented PhD student candidates. Please apply through the doctoral program of the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems (IMPRS). The application deadline is usually in November. For questions please contact us at

Internships, Lab Rotations, Bachelor or Master Thesis

As we get many requests, we can evaluate only a small fraction carefully. Generally, you should not expect a response. You can increase the chances of your application being considered by answering the following three questions right at the beginning:

and by including

When you apply, please include your CV, a concise statement (no more than one page) why you want to work with us. Applications should be sent to


If you have questions regarding applications, please contact Alexander Ecker at

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