Research Scientist / Epidemiologist

The Department of Epidemiology (headed by Professor Dr. med. Gérard Krause) at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig has a vacancy for a Scientific Assistant / Epidemiologist The Department of Epidemiology at the HZI consists of more than 50 staff members. We investigate the fundamental relationships of the occurrence, spread and prevention of infectious diseases in the human population on a national and international level. In the Clinical Epidemiology & Evidence Synthesis team (headed by Dr. Berit Lange), we conduct clinical and population-based epidemiological studies (e.g., do evidence synthesis and meta-analyses (, and investigate the dynamics of respiratory infectious diseases within large modeling networks (e.g. At the German Center for Infection Research (, we are active as co-coordinator of the Translational Infrastructure Bioresources, Biodata and Digital Health unit.

Planning and evaluation of evidence synthesis and epidemiological studies.
Assume leadership roles in collaborative scientific projects
First- and co-authorship of scientific publications
Methodological-statistical supervision of PhD students and consultation of external and internal collaborations in the context of infectious disease epidemiology
Teaching in the PhD program "Epidemiology
Acquisition of external funding
Preparation of project reports

University degree in health sciences, medicine, public health with quantitative orientation, epidemiology, statistics or computer science with focus on data science or a related subject
High degree of independence, strong organizational skills and willingness to work hard
Very good knowledge of statistics
Very good knowledge in the analysis of epidemiological studies
Very good knowledge of R and/or STATA
Knowledge of German and very good knowledge of English
Advantageous are:

Knowledge/experience in mathematical modeling of infectious diseases
Knowledge/experience in the field of meta-analyses and meta-regression
Experience in statistical supervision of epidemiological/medical studies, doctoral and master theses
Teaching experience and knowledge in higher education didactics
Headquarters Braunschweig

Epidemiology- Prof. Dr. Gérard Krause
as soon as possible

initially limited until 31.12.2025 with the prospect of extension subject to funding approval

6 months

E14 TVöD Bund


Deadline for applications is 23.01.2023
Application materials should include a complete curriculum vitae with list of publications, a cover letter stating interest in this position, and contact information for two references.

We look forward to receiving your complete application materials, which should be emailed summarized in a single PDF document by 01/23/2023, quoting reference number 190/2022, to:

We offer you:
Diverse opportunities for further training (on-site participation in seminars of the PhD program "Epidemiology"), opportunity for doctoral studies and habilitation.
For medical staff, recognition within the framework of specialist training in hygiene and environmental medicine
Participation in a highly motivated and very well coordinated team
Possibility for interesting business trips
Flexible working hours with the possibility of working from home
In the case of equal professional suitability, severely disabled persons will be given preference. In order to protect your rights, we ask you to provide us with a clearly recognizable reference to the existence of a degree of severe disability in your cover letter or curriculum vitae. The HZI strives for equality between women and men. The position is suitable for part-time work.

Working hours: 39 hours/week

Together with the sending of your application documents, please confirm that you have read our data protection declaration and that you consent to the processing of your personal data (text module see data protection declaration). Without these declarations, we will not be able to consider or further process your application and will immediately delete any application documents already received after the application deadline.

For more information about the position, please contact: Dr. Berit Lange: Tel. 0531 6181-3110, e-mail

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
Closing date
February 4th, 2023
Posted on
January 4th, 2023 15:09
Last updated
January 4th, 2023 15:09