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 a

Research Assistant Position

(Ref. 17/08)

in the Research Group

”Interacting Random Systems”

(Head: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang König) starting at June 1, 2017, in the ECMath project Data mobility in ad-hoc networks: Vulnerability & security”. The aim of the project is the probabilistic analysis of a model for random spread of malware over a random street system and a statistical testing using the software provided by an industrial partner.


Applicants are expected to have a university degree (Master or Diploma) in Mathematics or Physics and the willingness to collaborate responsibly in an interdisciplinary project with an industrial partner. An intimate knowledge of one of the following topics

-          Spatial  stochastic models,

-          Stochastic processes,

-          Random structures,

as well as software programming skills are desirable. The successful candidate will have the possibility to conduct a PhD thesis.

Please direct your queries to Prof. Dr. W. König (

The initial appointment is limited until December 31, 2018. The work schedule and the salary is according to the German TVoeD scale (75%).

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 17/08 exclusively in electronic form in a single pdf file by April 23, 2017 to: