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.

WIAS invites applications for a

Research Assistant Position (m/f/d)

(Ref. 20/20)

in the Research Group

Stochastic Algorithms and Nonparametric Statistics

(Head: Prof. Dr. Vladimir Spokoiny) starting at January 1st, 2021 for the project “Analysis of brain signals by Bayesian Optimal Transport” within the framework of the excellence cluster Math+.

The preconditions are a completed scientific university education as well as a doctorate in the field of mathematics or equivalent experience.

Wanted: We are seeking outstanding scientists in a research field of statistics, machine learning, or optimization.

The research area comprises the following topics among other:

  • Optimal transport
  • Statistical image analysis
  • Bayesian methods
  • Classification and clustering
  • Large-scale optimization

Very good English skills are still expected. International experience is also advantageous.

Technical queries should be directed to Prof. Dr. V. Spokoiny (

The position is remunerated according to TVöD and is limited until December 31st, 2022. The work schedule is 39 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 complete application documents curriculum vitae, photocopies of certificates including a cover letter as soon as possible and no later than November 16st, 2020 via our online job-application facility using the button “Apply online”.

We are looking forward to your application!