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.

Employment advertisement

WIAS invites applications for a

Research Assistant Position

(Ref. 17/10)

in the Research Group

“Interacting Random Systems”

(Head: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang König) starting on October 1, 2017.

The successful applicant will use probabilistic methods to analyse large interacting random systems, especially large particle systems with interactions and random influences of various kinds.

Applicants are expected to hold a university master’s degree in mathematics or physics.  Applicants with PhDs are welcome.  Experience in the following areas would strengthen your application: large deviations, stochastic processes, and statistical physics.  The research group works on applications of mathematics in physics, chemistry and telecommunications.

Please direct scientific queries to Prof. Dr. W. König (

The initial appointment is limited to two years, but with the possibility of extension. The salary is according to the German TVoeD scale.

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

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

Please submit your application (curriculum vitae, photocopies of certificates, a list of publications, and a cover letter) as a single pdf file and send it exclusively by email quoting the reference number 17/10 no later than June 25, 2017 to: