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.

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WIAS invites applications for a

PhD Student Position (f/m/d)

(Ref. 19/11)

in the Research Group

"Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computing

(Head: Prof. Dr. V. John) starting at the earliest possible date.

The applicant is expected to perform active research in the development, implementation, and numerical analysis of advanced discretizations of partial differential equations, like virtual element methods, hybrid discontinuous Galerkin methods or hybrid high order methods. The applicant should possess a basic knowledge with respect to the analysis of discretizations of partial differential equations, in particular of finite element methods.

A scientific university degree (diploma or master) in mathematics or a closely related discipline is required.

Scientific question may be addressed to Prof. V. John (

The appointment is limited to 2 years and may be extended. The salary is according to the German TVoeD scale with a working time of 29.25 hours per week.

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 upload complete application documents curriculum vitae, photocopies of certificates including a cover letter as soon as possible and no later than June 30th, 2019 via our online job-application facility ( using the button “Apply online”.

We are looking forward to your application!