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Epidemiologist / Statistician Heidelberg

Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum

Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum Heidelberg Germany

2 months ago

Position: Epidemiologist / Statistician

Department: Cancer Epidemiology

Code number: 2023-0008

The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With more than 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.

Applications are invited for a statistician / senior scientist to work on a variety of statistical projects within the Division of Cancer Epidemiology at the German Cancer Research Center. The Division of Cancer Epidemiology conducts studies within several prospective cohorts and cohort consortia in Germany, Europe and the USA, as well as several large-scale case-control studies. Main areas of research include the roles of lifestyle and metabolism as determinants of cancer risk, personalized (risk-based) cancer prevention strategies, and early cancer detection and screening.

Job description:

The successful candidate will contribute to ongoing studies as well as the design and analyses of... new projects. The main duties of the post include:
• To work on data analyses for projects linking a wide variety of biomarkers to risk of cancer and other chronic diseases, in context of prospective study cohorts
• To develop and evaluate models for cancer risk stratification and diagnosis
• To develop and cross-validate diagnostic biomarker algorithms for early cancer detection
• To prepare papers for refereed journals and other academic outputs


Applicants must have a university degree or equivalent in statistics, epidemiology, or a related field track, preferably with a PhD within the area of biostatistics. Experience in the design and analyses of large epidemiological data sets and/or clinical data would be an advantage. The candidates will need to have enthusiasm for disease related research, and good working knowledge of statistical and database packages – in particular R and SAS. Fluency in written and spoken English is a prerequisite.

We offer:
• Interesting, versatile workplace
• International, attractive working environment
• Campus with modern state-of-the-art infrastructure
• Salary according to TV-L including social benefits
• Possibility to work part-time
• Flexible working hours
• Comprehensive further training program

Important notice:

The DKFZ is subject to the regulations of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG). As a consequence, only persons who present proof of immunity against measles may work at the DKFZ.

Earliest Possible Start Date: as soon as possible

Duration: The position is initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of prolongation.

The position can in principle be part-time.

Application Deadline: 03.02.2023


Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kaaks
Phone +49 (0)6221/42-2219

Please note that we do not accept applications submitted via email.

The DKFZ is committed to increase the proportion of women in all areas and positions in which women are underrepresented. Qualified female applicants are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.

To apply for a position please use our online application portal (

We ask for your understanding that we cannot return application documents that are sent to us by post (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Personalabteilung, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg) and that we do not accept applications submitted via email. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause
Heidelberg Germany

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