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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 eight 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 (m/f/d)

(Ref. 24/04)

in the Research Group

Stochastic Algorithms and Nonparametric Statistics

(Head: Prof. Dr. Vladimir Spokoiny) starting at June 1st, 2024.

We are looking for: Candidates with a completed scientific university education as well as a doctorate in the field of mathematics or equivalent experience. We are seeking outstanding scientists in research fields of statistics, machine learning, or optimization. Very good English skills are still expected. International experience is also advantageous.

The research area comprises the following topics among others:

  • Large-scale Bayesian procedures
  • High-dimensional statistical inference
  • Langevin and Hamiltonian Monte-Carlo methods

What we offer:

  • WIAS Berlin is a premier research institution known for its strength in mathematical modeling, optimization, dynamical systems, and applied mathematics in general.
  • Payment according to the collective agreement for the public service (TVöD Bund) including the usual social benefits (30 vacation days in a 5-day week, company pension plan); subsidy for the company ticket for public transport
  • Mobile working
  • A certified (Audit berufundfamilie) family-friendly work environment.
  • Berlin offers endless opportunities to enjoy life outside work. 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.

Technical queries should be directed to Prof. Dr. V. Spokoiny (

The position is remunerated according to TVöD and is limited to three years. The work schedule is 39 hours per week, and 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 curriculum vitae, photocopies of certificates including a cover letter as soon as possible and no later than April 19th, 2024 via our online job-application facility using the button “Apply online”.

We are looking forward to your application!