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

Research Assistant Position

(Ref. 15/18)

in the Research Group

”Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computing”

(Head: Prof. Dr. V. John) starting on 01.01.2016.

Topic of research are numerical methods for applications from process engineering. These applications are modelled with large systems of differential-algebraic equations. Problems concerning the optimization and the quantification of uncertainties are also of interest. Applicants should be familiar with numerical methods for partial differential equations or optimization or stochastics, in particular with their implementation. They should be willing to participate in a long-standing industrial cooperation with a leading international company. A degree in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering or a related field is mandatory. A good command of the English language is expected.

Please direct your queries to Prof. Dr. V. John (

The salary is according to the German federal public service tariff. The appointment is initially limited for three years.

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 reference number 15/18 exclusively in electronic form in a single pdf file by October 15, 2015, to: