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 in the Research Group

”Nonsmooth Variational Problems and Operator Equations”

(Head: Prof. Dr. M. Hintermüller) applications for a

Research Assistant Position (f/m/d)

 (Ref. 20/23).

to be filled at the earliest possible date.

Field of work: Optimization with partial differential equations. The holder of the position is qualified in a modern field of optimization with partial differential equations. Of particular interest are non-smooth coupled systems and data-driven (e.g. machine learning) approaches to modeling and optimization or variational problems in mathematical image processing. In addition to analytical considerations, the development and implementation of numerical solution methods are of central importance.

Wanted: A motivated, outstanding young researcher with a very good degree and excellent doctorate in mathematics as well as previous experience in the fields mentioned above with the willingness to take on responsibility for interdisciplinary projects. Further experience within the framework of independent research in a postdoctoral phase as well as very good knowledge in the areas of

- Optimal control with partial differential equations and numerical solution methods,

- Quasivariation inequalities,

- Non-smooth variation problems, e.g. with applications in image processing

as well as experience in the computer-aided realization of the associated numerical solution methods. This position is associated with the production of publications in international peer-reviewed journals, presentation of the results at international conferences and co-support of students working at WIAS in this field as bachelors, masters or doctoral students.

Technical queries should be directed to Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermüller ( The position is remunerated according to TVöD and is initially limited to two years, while a long-term perspective is envisioned.

The Institute aims to increase the proportion of women in this field, so applications from women are particularly welcome. Among equally qualified applicants, disabled candidates will be given preference.

Please upload your complete application documents, including cover letter, curriculum vitae and certificates, via our applicant portal using the button "Apply online".

The search for a qualified candidate will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.


We are looking forward to your application!