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

(Ref. 18/02)

in the Research Group

Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computing

(Head: Prof. Dr. V. John) starting at the earliest possible date (Ref. 18/02).

The applicant is expected to perform active research in the development, mathematical analysis or implementation of numerical methods for flow and transport problems. Interest in applications is welcome.

The applicant should possess substantial knowledge in the theory and implementation of finite element methods. A university diploma or master degree in mathematics or a closely related discipline as well as a PhD degree are required.

For more information, please contact Prof. Dr. V. John (

The appointment is limited for three years. The work schedule is 39 hours per week, and the salary is according to the German public service tariff scale.

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.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, photocopies of certificates and a list of publications, including a cover letter only via e-mail (in one PDF file) quoting Ref. 18/02, by February 25, 2018, to: