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The WIAS is an institute of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB). The FVB comprises eight non-university natural science research institutes in Berlin, which are funded by the federal and state governments. The research institutes are members of the Leibniz Association.

Employment advertisement

WIAS invites applications for a

Research Assistant Position (f/m/d)

(Ref. 18/15)

in the Research Group

“Interacting Random Systems”

(Head: Prof. Wolfgang König) starting on January 1, 2019.

We are seeking a person who will use probabilistic methods to analyse large interacting random systems and who could bring new directions of work into the research group.  The person should also be able to take initiative in applying for third party funding.  The WIAS would support the acquisition of teaching and supervision experience in preparation for a university teaching career.

Applicants are expected to hold a university master’s degree and a PhD (or have equivalent experience) in mathematics or a closely related topic.  Experience in the following areas would strengthen your application: large deviations, stochastic processes, statistical physics and stochastic geometry.  The research group works on applications of mathematics in physics, chemistry and telecommunications.

Please direct scientific queries to Prof. W. König (

The initial appointment is limited for three years. The salary is according to the German public service scale (TVoeD).

The Weierstrass Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We explicitly encourage female researchers to apply for this position.

Among equally qualified applicants, disabled candidates will be given preference.

Please upload complete application documents curriculum vitae, photocopies of certificates and a list of publications, including a cover letter as soon as possible and no later than October 7th, 2018 via our online job-application facility ( using the button “Apply online”.

We are looking forward to your application!