The Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) is an institute of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB). The FVB comprises seven 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 (f/m/d)

(Ref. 21/08)

in the Research Group

Interacting Random Systems

(Head: Prof. Dr. W. König) starting at the earliest possible date.

The task is to analyze stochastic models for the dynamics and statics of large interacting systems to support and complement the research directions in the group.  We would like the successful candidate to develop contacts to other groups in the Institute.  The Institute would support the acquisition of experience with third-party funding, teaching and research supervision in preparation for a professorship.

A completed undergraduate education to Master's level and a Ph.D. (or equivalent experience) in mathematics or a closely related field is expected. Experience in the areas of large deviations; statistical physics and phase transitions; Markov jump processes will strengthen your application.

Please direct scientific queries to Professor Dr. W. König (

The appointment is initially limited for two years. The salary is according to the German TVoeD 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.

Please upload complete application documents including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and photocopies of relevant certificates as soon as possible and no later than 02.05.2021 via our online job-application facility using the button “Apply online”.

We are looking forward to your application!