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.

For the numerical simulation and optimal control of partial differential equations with random coefficients in cooperation between the research groups

“Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computing”

(Head: Prof. Dr. V. John) and

“Nonlinear Optimization and Inverse Problems”

(Head: Prof. Dr. D. Hömberg) we invite applications for a

Research position

(Ref. 12/13)

Applicants are expected to have a university degree (PhD preferred) and an intimate knowledge in efficient methods for the numerical solution of partial differential equations, in particular with random coefficients.

Please direct your queries to Prof. D. Hömberg ( or to Prof. V. John (

The initial appointment is for three 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.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, photocopies of certificates and a list of publications, including a cover letter quoting Ref. 12/13, 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