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.

The Research Group

“Partial Differential Equations”

(Head: Prof. Dr. A. Mielke) at WIAS offers a position for a

PhD Student Position (f/m/d)

 (Ref. 21/01).

to be filled as soon as possible. The position is funded by the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1114 “Scaling Cascades in Complex Systems” within the subproject C05 Effective Models for Materials and Interfaces with Multiple Scales”.

Prerequisites for the position are a Master’s Degree (or diploma) in mathematics, physics, or engineering. The successful candidate will have a sound background in applied analysis and experience in the mathematical modeling of continuum mechanics including. Knowledge in geometric structures (such as Poisson, Onsager, or Dirac structures) for mechanical system are advantageous. The willingness of interaction with other researchers within the SFB 1114 is expected.

Scientific inquiries should be send to Professor A. Mielke (

The appointment is time limited and will end on June 30, 2022. The salary is according to the 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.

Please upload the complete application documents including curriculum vitae, scans of certificates, a cover letter and a copy of your PhD thesis as soon as possible and but not later than 17.01.2021 via our online job-application facility ( using the button “Apply online”.

We are looking forward to your application!