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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 belong to the Leibniz Association.

WIAS invites applications for a 

Research Assistant Position (f/m/d)

 (Ref. 22/44)

in the Research Group

Laser Dynamics

(Head: Dr. U. Bandelow) to be filled at the earliest possible date.

The position is associated with the DFG research project:

Underlying nonlinear science of hybrid SOA-fiber laser systems with feedback

within the DFG-RSF Cooperation programme: Possibility for Joint German-Russian Project Proposals in all Fields of Science.

Field of work: The research will concern the mathematical modeling of SOA-fiber laser systems and conducted in close collaboration with Prof. Sergei Turitsyn (Aston Univ.) and Prof. Guillaume Huyet (Instutut de Physique de Nice).

Wanted: The successful candidate will have completed PhD degree in theoretical physics, have good knowledge of laser physics, nonlinear optics and nonlinear dynamics, as well as experience in the numerical and asymptotic bifurcation analysis of distributed laser systems. The candidate will be also familiar with the existing software tools for numerical bifurcation analysis of such systems.

What we offer:

     Close mentorship: the postdoc candidate will receive responsible and careful mentorship. We emphasize fostering a healthy mentor-mentee relationship.

     WIAS Berlin is a premier research institution known for its strength in optimization, optimal control, dynamical systems, and applied mathematics in general. It has hosted flagship conferences in mathematical optimization such as ICCOPT 2019.

     A certified (Audit berufundfamilie) family-friendly work environment.

     Berlin is one of the most culture-rich and diverse international cities in the world. It offers endless opportunities to enjoy life outside work, while being very affordable compared to other major cities. Neither the job nor living in Berlin requires German language (although WIAS offers free German courses). We highly welcome international applications. Scientifically, Berlin offers a rich landscape with numerous opportunities for research, as well as job prospects in academia and industry.

The appointment is limited to 9 months with possible extension for additional 15 month, and the salary is according to the German TVoeD scale.

Please direct scientific queries to Dr. Andrei Vladimirov (

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 via our online job-application facility using the button “Apply online”.

The advertisement is open with immediate effect and will remain open until the position will be filled.

We are looking forward to your application!