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. 19/17)

in the Research Group

”Laser Dynamics”

(Head: PD Dr. Uwe Bandelow) starting at the earliest possible date.

The position is associated with the research project of the German Research Council

“Self-organization and control in coupled networks and time-delayed systems"

within the framework of the Collaborative Research Center SFB 910 „Control of self-organizing nonlinear systems: Theoretical methods and concepts of applications“. Necessary for employment is a scientific university degree in mathematics or physics. Moreover, some background in nonlinear dynamics, delay differential equations, or coupled systems is desirable. The applicant is expected to work on a PhD thesis project.

Please direct your queries to Dr. M. Wolfrum (

The initial appointment is limited for two years and can be extended. The reduced work schedule is 29,25 hours per week, and the salary is according to the German TVoeD scale.

The Institute aims to increase the proportion of women in this field, so applications from women are particularly welcome. Among equally qualified applicants, disabled candidates will be given preference.  

Please upload your complete application documents (motivation letter, detailed CV, certificates, list of MSc courses and grades, copy of the master thesis, reference letter, etc.) via our website or via the applicant portal until August 31st, 2019 using the button "Apply online".

We are looking forward to your application!