Epidemiologist (postdoc)

Epidemiologist (postdoc)

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7 Nov 7 Dec Düsseldorf

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The Institute for Clinical Diabetology (Director: Prof. Dr. Michael Roden), research group “Inflammation“ (Head: Prof. Dr. Christian Herder) is looking for an Epidemiologist (postdoc - m/f/d)

Job description

Tasks include planning epidemiological analyses within different cohort studies, performing statistical analyses in projects related to biomarkers and environmental exposures as determinants of the risk of diabetes and related complications, and communicating results in conferences and publications. The coordination of projects with internal and external partners is important as the position will be related to projects within the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD e.V.).


German Diabetes Center (DDZ)


We are searching for a candidate with

  1. a doctoral degree in epidemiology, (bio)statistics or a comparable discipline, 
  2. the ability to work in an interdisciplinary manner with physicians and life scientists, and 
  3. knowledge of epidemiological methodology and statistical analysis systems (e.g. SAS or R).

In addition, excellent writing and communication skills in English are required. Experience in the analysis of omics data, e.g proteomics, and/or environmental exposures as risk factors would be desirable.

Conditions of employment

We offer:

  • An exciting and diversified fulltime job in a multidisciplinary team with an initial 2-year perspective. The project should start on February 1, 2024. 
  • A salary as based on qualification and experience according to TV-L in its current version for North Rhine-Westphalia.
  • Family-friendly working conditions and equal gender policy. Since May 2011, the DDZ is a “Career and Family” audit-acknowledged center.

Women are especially encouraged to apply, and in the case of equal qualification will be given preference. Similarly, persons with disabilities will be given preference.


The German Diabetes Center (DDZ) is the Leibniz Institute for Diabetes Research at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. The DDZ is an interdisciplinary research centre linking molecular and cell biological basic with clinical and epidemiological research approaches. The DDZ has the aim to develop new approaches for prevention, early detection and diagnosis of diabetes mellitus and to improve therapy and treatment of its complications.


  • Postdoc; Research, development, innovation
  • Health; Natural sciences
  • Doctorate
  • PA DDZ IKD-EP-23-2


German Diabetes Center (DDZ)

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