Open PhD Positions:

Seeking highly motivated candidates to carry out research at the intersection of geometry processing, numerical optimization, and high performance computing.  In particular, the focus is on developing shape representations and geometry processing algorithms which are scalable to large volumes of data, and adaptable to high performance computing environments.

Required qualifications:

The successful candidate will have

        Master’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Engineering.

        Good programming skills and experience in at least one of these subjects: differential geometry, numerical optimization, ordinary/partial differential equations.

        Solid academic record and excellent oral and written communication skills.

        Familiarity with discretization and simulation techniques (e.g. meshing, finite element method) is an advantage.


To apply:

Please send in:

        C.V. and transcripts

        Motivation letter (max. 1 page)

        Two letters of recommendation

        If available, TOEFL scores, or equivalent record of English proficiency


Terms of employment:

The successful applicant is offered a unique opportunity to develop a strong research career in a highly stimulating and international scientific environment. To get a glimpse of the working environment, please check the MPII website (

The working language is English. German language courses are also available for foreign students.


Rhaleb Zayer
  Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik                                                                      Phone: +49 681 932-54005
  Department 4: Computer Graphics                                                                     Fax: +49 681 9325 499
  Campus E1 4, Room 205                                                                                        Email:
  66123 Saarbrücken, Germany

::: Posted mid-February 2016.