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 applications for a

Research Assistant Position

(Ref. 17/15)

in the Research Group

"Nonlinear Optimization and Inverse Problems"

(Head: Prof. Dr. Dietmar Hömberg) starting at the earliest possible date.

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

  • nonlinear optimization,
  • numerical methods for PDEs,
  • Inverse problems, optimal control or shape optimization subject to PDE constraints,

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.

All applicants' materials (curriculum vitae, photocopies of certificates and a list of publications, including a cover letter) shall be sent with the reference number 17/15 exclusively in electronic form in a single pdf file by September 30, 2017 to: