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.

Weierstrass Research Group on

”Data-driven Control and Optimization”

The Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics invites applications for the

Head of a research group (m/f/d)

(Ref. 20/21)

on data-driven control and optimization with applications in quantitative biomedicine, modern materials or sustainable energy. A research orientation combining optimization with partial differential equations with mathematically founded artificial intelligence, in particular machine learning techniques, is of special interest.

The position has a limited term of three years with the possibility of a renewal upon evaluation, and it is equipped with funds for research personnel as well as a budget for scientific travels and guests. The Weierstrass research group will be part of WIAS’ flexible research platform.

We are looking for a highly motivated early-career scientist with a PhD and an outstanding record in applied mathematics with an emphasis on optimization. As the Institute aims to increase the proportion of women in this field, so applications from women are particularly welcome.

Technical queries should be directed to Prof. Dr. M. Hintermüller (

The position is remunerated according to TVöD and is limited for three years. The work schedule is 39 hours per week, and the salary is according to the German TVoeD scale.

Among equally qualified applicants, disabled candidates will be given preference.

Please upload complete application documents curriculum vitae, photocopies of certificates including a cover letter as soon as possible and no later than December 31st, 2020 via our online job-application facility using the button “Apply online”.

We are looking forward to your application!