WIAS is an institute of Forschungsverbund Berlin e. V. (FVB). FVB is the provider of eight non-university, scientific research institutes in Berlin that are financed by the Federal Republic of Germany and by the community of the states. These research institutes are members of the Leibniz community.

WIAS has a job opening for an

Research Assistant Position

Reference no. 17/04

in the Research Group

”Nonlinear Optimization and Inverse Problems”

(Head: Prof. Dr. Dietmar Hömberg) to be filled as of now.


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,

-          direct and inverse problems for stochastic PDEs,

-          nonlinear optimization,

and the willingness to collaborate responsibly in applied industrial projects.

Please direct your queries to Prof. Dr. D. Hömberg (Dietmar.Hoemberg@wias-berlin.de).

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.

Please send your application along with the standard documents (curriculum vitae, photocopies of certificates and a list of publications, including a cover letter) in electronic form only, and do so by no later than April 16, 2017, by means of one single PDF file indicating code number 17/04, to be sent to: