The Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) is an institute of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB). The FVB comprises eight non-university research institutes in Berlin which are funded by the federal and state governments. The research institutes are members of the Leibniz Association.

WIAS invites applications for a

Postdoc Position (Ref. 14/05)

and a

PhD Student Position (Ref. 14/06)

in the Research Group

“Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computing”

(Head: Prof. Dr. V. John) starting at the earliest possible date.

The positions are aimed at the maintenance, development and implementation of numerical methods and software for the simulation of charge transport processes in semiconductors. WIAS has a long standing tradition of cooperation with partners from academia and industry in this field. Applicants are expected to participate in these activities and to actively cooperate with relevant partners inside and outside of WIAS. Topics of current projects include semiconductor photon detectors, organic semiconductor materials and silicon photonics.

Applicants are expected to have a university master degree (PhD student position) resp. PhD (postdoc position) in Mathematics, Physics or a related topic and extended knowledge in numerical methods for the solution of partial differential equations. Further backgrounds on related topics of physics or the computer implementation of numerical algorithms are highly appreciated.

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The appointments are for three years. The salaries are according to the German public service tariff scale. The postdoc position is a full time position, whereas the PhD position is a 75% position.

The Weierstrass Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We explicitly encourage female researchers to apply for the offered position.

Among equally qualified applicants, disabled candidates will be given preference.

All applicants materials (curriculum vitae, photocopies of certificates and a list of publications, including a cover letter) shall be sent with the corresponding reference number exclusively in electronic form in a single pdf file by February 28, 2014 to: