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Witten/Herdecke University, founded 1982, is the first private university in Germany and host to 800 employees and 3000 students.

At the Medical Biometry and Epidemiology group, we invite applications for the position of one Epidemiologist (Scientist / Postdoc) (f/m/d). The successful candidate will use original data from national and international studies to determine the associations of (e.g., molecular) risk factors with participants’ risk of developing cognitive impairment. Meta-analyses of published work related to this field are also planned. The successful candidate will be offered a choice in the specific project they wish to work on.

The position is available from 1st November 2022 on a part-time basis (0.5fte) and is limited initially to 2 years (an extension may be possible).

Your tasks

You will have the opportunity to contribute to the epidemiological research output of a friendly and welcoming team. You will be able to substantiate your profile as a researcher, to grow your network and to take qualification steps in your post-doc career. Specific tasks include:

  • project planning and management
  • literature review
  • integration of patient data from several sources
  • statistical analysis
  • publication in international peer-reviewed journals
  • presentation at conferences
  • writing of grant applications

Your profile

  • master’s degree in life sciences, mathematics, statistics or psychology, or medical degree
  • master’s degree in epidemiology or public health
  • doctoral degree
  • fluent in English
  • good knowledge of statistics (SPSS or R)

We offer

  • Flexible hours
  • 30 days annual leave
  • Coverage of child care costs up to 200 Euro/month (depending on salary and child’s age)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Further education program
  • Support of „green“ mobility (bike leasing, rental of electric cars etc.)
  • Discounted ticket for local transport
  • Employee sports program


For further information please contact PD Dr Insa Feinkohl ( We look forward to receiving your applications via our online system by August 31, 2022.


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