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Event manager (f/m, 50%)

  • Stuttgart

Join us at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany, a young and rapidly growing institute pursuing research in robotics, haptics, micro- and nano-robotics, materials science, control systems, and machine learning. Our graduate program, the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems (IMPRS-IS), brings together both sites of the MPI for Intelligent Systems with the University of Stuttgart and the University of Tübingen to form a highly visible and unique graduate school of internationally recognized faculty who are working at the leading edge of the field. This program is a key element of Baden-Württemberg’s Cyber Valley initiative to accelerate basic research and commercial development in artificial intelligence.


Administrative Assistant / mini-job

  • 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.

Staff Position

Submit your application to: personal@vw.mpi-stuttgart.mpg.de
Contact: Senya Polikovsky


Cyber Valley Research Coordinator

Artificial Intelligence is a key technology for industry, medicine, and our society as a whole. The State of Baden-Württemberg, the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, the Universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen, and leading companies from the IT and industrial sectors have joined forces to build one of Europe’s largest research partnerships in Artificial Intelligence: Cyber Valley. This initiative has established new research groups and professorships in the fields of machine learning, robotics, and computer vision, and it will foster a dynamic ecosystem for technology transfer and startups.

Staff Position


Assistent/-in zur Unterstützung der Cyber Valley Initiative (50-100%)

Das Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme hat zwei Standorte, in Stuttgart und Tübingen, und verbindet Spitzenforschung in Theorie, Software und Hardware im Bereich der intelligenten Systeme unter einem Dach. Zur administrativen und operativen Unterstützung der Cyber Valley Initiative und der Cyber Valley Forschungsgruppen suchen wir zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine/-n Assistentin bzw. Assistenten für die Standorte Tübingen oder Stuttgart.

Staff Position

Submit your application to: personal@vw.mpi-stuttgart.mpg.de


Scanning Systems Technical Research Assistant (f/m) and Mechatronics Technical Assistant (f/m)

  • Tuebingen

The Perceiving Systems Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen is looking for multiple positions to support the scanning-facilities team

Graduate Position

Contact: Senya Polikovsky Jorge Márquez


PhD Candidate Positions in Embodied Vision

  • MPI for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen

From June 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, we are looking for scientific talents holding an outstanding Master’s degree in the computer or natural sciences, electrical or control engineering or applied mathematics, who have studied areas like machine learning, statistics, computer vision or robotics.

PHD Position

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


Administrative(r) Assistentin / Mini-Job (450 €)

  • Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme, Tübingen

Das Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme in Tübingen sucht zur Unterstützung der Forschungsaktivitäten und der Verwaltung des Optik- und Sensoriklabors eine Assistentin bzw. einen Assistenten. Über uns: Das OS-Labor unterstützt die Erforschung und Entwicklung neuer Algorithmen für Bildverarbeitung, Verbesserung und Denoising, die Integration von Sensorsystemen unterschiedlicher Art (Stereo, Video etc.), neuer Sensoren und Algorithmen für die Computerfotografie und Astronomie sowie die Entwicklung von Echtzeit-Sensorsystemen für Roboterplattformen.


Student Assistants / HiWis (m/f)- Acoustic Ferrofluid

  • MPI-IS Tübingen

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen is looking for student research assistants/HiWis (m/f) to help us set up an acoustic levitation experiment enabling us to study the complex dynamics and self-assembly of drops of ferrofluids. Ferrofluids contain nanoscopic magnetic particles that give these liquids highly unusual properties: when an external magnetic field is applied ferrofluids become magnetized and form complex 3-dimensional shapes. While a broad range of technological applications makes ferrofluids particularly worthwhile studying, we are specifically interested in the idea of ferrofluids acting as toy-model for complex, self-organizing systems. For this reason we are going to study drops of ferrofluid in an ultrasound trap. The goal of this project is to create a levitation environment for the ferrofluid drops with a well-controlled magnetic field. Therefore we are looking for HiWis (m/f) interested in levitation technology (in particular ultrasound), creation and control of magnetic fields, and data acquisition/processing using high speed cameras. The first task is to set up a “TinyLev“-trap.

Student Project Position

Contact: Valentin Volchkov


Adaptation in Miniature Scale - Learning to Walk in Self-assembled Magnetic Miniature Robots

  • Stuttgart

Master thesis on learning control for self-assembled magnetic miniature robots. Collaboration between Physical Intelligence Department and Intelligent Control Systems Group.

Student Project Position

Submit your application to: culha@is.mpg.de; strimpe@tuebingen.mpg.de
Contact: Utku Culha Sebastian Trimpe


Scientific Programmer (m/f) for Central Scientific Facility: the Software Workshop

  • Tübingen

Graduate Position

Contact: Sabrina Jung Raffi Enficiaud


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


Mechatronic design, development and characterization of electromagnetically actuated legged robots

  • Stuttgart

This research position focuses on the mechatronic design, development and characterization of electromagnetically actuated legged robots for applied biomechanical locomotion research.

PHD Position

Submit your application to: sprowitz@is.mpg.de
Contact: Alexander Sproewitz


Master Thesis Projects on Learning Control

  • 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 in the area of Learning Control.

Student Project Position

Submit your application to: strimpe@tuebingen.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


Graduate Internship: Modelling Cloth Dynamics

The Perceiving Systems department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen is looking for a highly motivated visiting PhD student interested in computer vision and machine learning. The visit is supported by a scholarship of MPI for a duration of 6 months. The applicant must hold a Master's degree and should currently be enrolled in a PhD program at a university or research institution. The project involves building statistical models of cloth garments and their dynamics from 4D scan data. The conducted research is expected to highly impact both science as well as industry in the short and long term.


Graduate Internship: Deep Learning for Computational Photography

  • Tübingen

The Perceiving Systems department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen is looking for a highly motivated visiting PhD student interested in computer vision and machine learning. The visit is supported by a scholarship of MPI for a duration of 6 months. The applicant must hold a Master's degree and should currently be enrolled in a PhD program at a university or research institution. The student will work on state-of-the-art research at the intersection of computer vision, computational photography and machine learning, closely supervised by a researcher from MPI Tübingen. The conducted research is expected to highly impact both science as well as industry in the short and long term.


PhD Position: Efficient Invariant Deep Models for Computer Vision

  • Tübingen

The Perceiving Systems department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen and the Robert Bosch GmbH in Leonberg are looking for a highly motivated PhD student interested in computer vision and deep learning. The duration of the fully funded PhD is 3 years and the student will work 50% of the time at the MPI for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen and 50% of the time at the Robert Bosch GmbH, Leonberg. Thus, this position provides an excellent link between academia and industry. The student will be supervised by a researcher from MPI Tübingen and a researcher at Robert Bosch GmbH and therefore benefit from both environments. The conducted research is expected to have a high impact on science as well as in industry.

PHD Position

Contact: Andreas Geiger


PhD Position: Accurate Reconstruction of Lights, Materials and 3D Geometry from RGB, Depth and Motion

  • Tübingen

The Perceiving Systems department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen is looking for a highly motivated PhD student interested in computer vision and machine learning. The three year PhD scholarship is sponsored by Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK) and the PhD student will be based at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen with regular visits at Microsoft Research Cambridge. The PhD student will work on state-of-the-art research in computer vision and machine learning, being co-supervised by a researcher from MPI Tübingen and Microsoft Research Cambridge. The conducted research is expected to highly impact both science and industry in the short and long term.

PHD Position

Contact: Andreas Geiger


Distributed Wireless Control (Master thesis)

  • Tuebingen, Germany

In a new research project, we seek to integrate recent advances in wireless networking with networked control to develop a superior solution for reliable and economic wireless control for cyber-physical systems (CPSs). We are looking for outstanding students who are interested in doing their Master thesis in this novel, interdisciplinary, and challenging research area. Depending on the student's background and interests, the project can involve fundamental theoretical developments, extensive simulation studies, as well as applied work around developing a novel CPS demonstrator.

Student Project Position

Submit your application to: strimpe@tuebingen.mpg.de
Contact: Sebastian Trimpe


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 Scholarship in Computer Vision and Machine Learning at the MPI for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen

  • Tübingen, Germany

Visual Scene Understanding is one of the fundamental challenges in computer vision. While recent advances in object detection, semantic image segmentation and classification have spurred novel interest in the subject, most existing approaches work on single images only. At MPI for Intelligent Systems in Tu?bingen we are interested in lifting semantic image segmentation into 3D and reasoning about objects spatially and temporally using multi-view video sequences taken from a movable platform driving through a city.

PHD Position

Contact: Andreas Geiger


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


PhD and Intern Positions available at MPI Tübingen

  • Tübingen, Germany

The Perceiving Systems department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany announces several PhD scholarships as well as funded summer internships for graduate students in 2016. Research at Perceiving Systems is curiosity driven and spans a wide range of topics in computer vision, graphics and machine learning.

PHD Position

Contact: Michael Black Andreas Geiger Peter Vincent Gehler Javier Romero


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