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 in the Research Group

”Laser Dynamics”

(Head: PD Dr. Uwe Bandelow) applications for a

Research Assistant (f/m/d)

 (Ref. 20/22).

to be filled at January 1st, 2021. The position is associated with the research project

"Modeling and Optimization of Semiconductor Lasers for Quantum Metrology Applications"

within the Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+.

The aim of the position is to conduct research in the field of modeling and simulation of semiconductor lasers. The research results shall be published in scientific journals and presented at conferences. In addition, preliminary work for a dissertation on the above-mentioned topic may be prepared.

Prerequisite is an above-average master's/diploma or doctoral degree in physics or mathematics.  Knowledge in the field of modeling and nonlinear dynamics of semiconductor lasers as well as experience with the theoretical description of stochastic processes (noise) in optoelectronic devices are beneficial. Moreover, programming skills and expertise in relevant numerical methods are required. The holder of the position is willing to cooperate with users and subject-related colleagues.

Please direct your queries to Priv.-Doz. Dr. Uwe Bandelow (

The position is remunerated according to TVöD and is limited until December 31st, 2021 with a reduced working time of 29.25 hours per week.

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 (including the list of courses and grades, if applicable), copy of the thesis (master’s/diploma or doctoral thesis), reference letter, etc.) via our applicant portal until November 6th, 2020 using the button "Apply online".

We are looking forward to your application!