PhD student position (f/m/d) (Ref. 22/45) in the research group Laser DynamicsForschungsverbund Berlin e.V. • Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) • Berlin

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November 27, 2022
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Time Span 01 Jan 2023 for 3 years Application Deadline 27 Nov 2022 Financing yes Type of Position

  • PhD - Individual Supervisor
  • Field of Research

  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
  • Subjects Laser Dynamics Description 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 PhD student position (f/m/d) (Ref. 22/45) In the research group Laser Dynamics (Head: PD Dr. Uwe Bandelow) starting at the earliest possible date.

    The work tasks include: • Investigation of nonlinear effects in optical fibers: derivation of the model equations, studies on modulation instability, ultrashort pulses, optical turbulence, and extreme waves. • Implementation and application of numerical methods suited for the solution of the model equations, such as split-step Fourier methods. • Support of a collaboration between WIAS and the Institute of Photonics and Optical Science at the University of Sydney. • Presentation of the results on national and international conferences as well as publication in scientific journals.

    We are looking for: candidates with • A completed scientific university education in the field of physics or mathematics with good grades • Ability to work on a theoretical project. Experience with Maxwell equations, nonlinear Schrödinger equation, modeling of optical systems, or nonlinear dynamics is an advantage • Experience with models based on partial differential equations and their numerical treatment. Provable knowledge of, e.g., Matlab, Python, C/C++, Mathematica is an advantage. • Good English and communications skills.

    What we offer: ● Close mentorship: the PhD student 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 mathematical modeling, partial differential equations, optimal control, stochastics, and applied mathematics. ● A certified (Audit berufundfamilie) family-friendly work environment. ● Berlin is one of the most culture-rich and diverse international cities in the world. Neither the position 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.

    Please direct scientific queries to Priv.-Doz. Dr. Uwe Bandelow (

    The appointment is for 36 months. The reduced work schedule is 29,25 hours per week, and the salary is according to the German TVoeD Bund scale.

    The Institute aims to increase the proportion of women in this field, so applications from women are particularly welcome. Among equally qualified applicants, disabled candidates will be given preference.

    How to apply: Please upload complete application documents including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and photocopies of relevant certificates as well as Diploma/Master thesis, published papers/conference proceedings and any other documents that can strengthen your application and proof the required skills as soon as possible and no later than 27.11.2022 via our online job- application facility ( https: // ) using the button “Apply online” ( https: // ).

    We are looking forward to your application!

    Working Language

  • English
  • German
  • Language of Dissertation

  • English
  • Required Documents

  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Letter of Motivation
  • List of Publication
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