The WIAS is an institute of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB). The FVB comprises eight non-university natural science 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 (f/m/d)

(Ref. 18/19)

in the Research Group

“Nonsmooth Variational Problems and Operator Equations”

(Head: Prof. Michael Hintermüller) starting on January 1, 2019.

We are seeking a person who will use adaptive finite element methods for the efficient solution of restricted optimal control problems with partial differential equations and variation inequalities and who could bring new directions of work into the research group.  The person should also be able to take initiative in applying for third party funding.  The WIAS would support the acquisition of teaching and supervision experience in preparation for a university teaching career.

Applicants are expected to hold a university master’s degree and a PhD (or have equivalent experience) in mathematics or a closely related topic.  Experience in the following areas would strengthen your application: numerical analysis and scientific computation, numerical solution of PDE-constrained optimization

Please direct scientific queries to Prof. M. Hintermüller (

The appointment is limited for one year. The salary is according to the German public service scale (TVoeD).

The Weierstrass Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We explicitly encourage female researchers to apply for this position.

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

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 November 18th, 2018 via our online job-application facility ( using the button “Apply online”.

We are looking forward to your application!