The Weierstraß-Institut für Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik (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 German Federal Government and the “Länder”. The research institutes are members of the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft.

WIAS invites applications for a

Research Position

in the Research Group

“Nonlinear Optimization and Inverse Problems”

(Head: Prof. Dr. D. Hömberg) starting at the earliest possible date (Ref. 12/11).
Applicants are expected to have a university degree (PhD preferred) and an intimate knowledge of one of the following topics
- optimal control or shape optimization subject to PDE constraints,
- model reduction and efficient numerical solution techniques for PDEs,
- nonlinear optimization,

and the willingness to collaborate responsibly in applied industrial projects.

Please direct your queries to Prof. Dr. D. Hömberg (

The initial appointment is for three years and can be extended. 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.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, photocopies of certificates and a list of publications, including a cover letter quoting Ref. 12/11, by August 31, 2012, to:

Prof. Dr. J. Sprekels
Direktor des Weierstraß-Instituts für Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik
im Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V., Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin