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.

PhD students

All prospective PhD students please apply through the doctoral program of the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems. There are two rounds of applications per year (typically in spring and fall).

All others

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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