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. 17/11)

in the Research Group

Stochastic Algorithms and Nonparametric Statistics

(Head: Prof. Dr. Vladimir Spokoiny) within the framework of the DFG SFB 1294 (Head: Prof. Dr. V. Spokoiny) starting at the earliest possible date.

Applicants are expected to have a university degree (PhD preferred) and an intimate knowledge of one of the following topics

  • Bayesian methods
  • stochastic analysis
  • numerics of stochastic systems
  • knowledge of statistical software (for instance, R).

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

The initial appointment is limited for two years. The work schedule is 39 hours per week, and 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 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 17/11 exclusively in electronic form in a single pdf file by June 28, 2017 to: