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.

Employment advertisement

WIAS invites applications for the position of a

Research Assistant (m/f/d)

(Ref. 18/23)

in the Research Group                                      

”Thermodynamic Modeling and Analysis of Phase Transitions”

(Head (acting): Prof. Dr. Barbara Wagner) starting at January 1, 2019 in the project “Multi-Material Electrocatalysis (MultECat)” in the frame of the Cluster of Excellence MATH+. Topic of the project is the development of models and software for the simulation of heterogeneous electrocatalysis. The models are derived from the basic principles of non-equilibrium thermodynamics. The aim of the work is the model validation based on electrochemical measurement methods and the simulation of experiments in cooperation with interdisciplinary partners.

We are looking for a postdoctoral candidate with relevant mathematical or scientific education for the development and implementation of simulation models for electrocatalytic systems. It requires a completed academic degree as well as a doctorate in mathematics or another scientific field. Relevant knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas are expected:

  • Knowledge in the field of non-equilibrium thermodynamics and electrodynamics
  • Modeling and simulation of complex, especially electrochemical, systems using partial differential equations
  • Development of and use of numerical methods for partial differential equations
  • Software development (Python, C ++, Matlab).

Willingness to cooperate within the excellence cluster MATH + and with partners from science and industry in the field of electrochemistry and electrocatalysis is expected.

Please direct your queries to Dr. Jürgen Fuhrmann ( or Dr. Manuel Landstorfer ( Work schedule and the salary are according to the German TVöD and the position is limited until 31.12.2020.

The Weierstrass Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We explicitly encourage female researchers to apply for the offered position. Among equally qualified applicants, preference will be given to disabled candidates.

Please upload complete application documents curriculum vitae, photocopies of certificates and a list of publications, including a cover letter as soon as possible and no later than January 13th, 2019 via our online job-application facility ( using the button “Apply online”.

We are looking forward to your application!