Statistician / Data scientist (5 years) with experience in statistical analyses, modelling in infectious disease epidemiology and outbreak detection.

The existing reporting system for infectious diseases in accordance with the Infection Protection Act (IfSG) is being further developed by means of the electronic reporting system "DEMIS". The aim is to increase the efficiency of the reporting system so that information on emerging infectious diseases is available more quickly to those responsible in public health departments, the responsible offices in the federal states and at the RKI. An important component is that accumulations of infectious diseases can be detected at an early stage and trends of infectious diseases can be evaluated. This serves as a basis for the initiation of infection control measures or the preparation of recommendations for infection prevention.

  • Further development of signal detection algorithms, taking into account technical and pathogen-specific requirements, and integration into DEMIS.
  • Statistical analysis, modeling and publication of surveillance data
  • Provision and visualization of surveillance data
  • Collaboration in the conception and further development of the DEMIS information model (especially FHIR profiling)
  • Communication with internal and external partners
  • Representation of the RKI in national and international expert committees
  • Support in interdisciplinary tasks

Formal requirements/ professional competences

  • completed university studies in mathematics, statistics, bioinformatics or a related field (diploma/master)

Knowledge and experience (mandatory)

  • profound knowledge and practical experience with methods in the field of (infectious) disease epidemiology and statistical modeling
  • knowledge of data modeling using international standards, especially FHIR, and international classification systems (e.g. LOINC, SNOMED, ICD-10)
  • several years of programming experience in a statistical/scientific context
  • very good user knowledge of statistical software (e.g. R, Stata), business intelligence software (e.g. Tableau) and SQL queries
  • practical experience in writing and editing scientific publications in German and English language

Knowledge and experience (desirable)

  • knowledge of procedures in IT security and data protection
  • Knowledge in evaluating and visualizing complex information/data

Further requirements

-Language skills (CEFR level): German and English at least C 1

  • Willingness to participate in on-call duty

This is how you convince us

  • Willingness to innovate: you incorporate (new) findings into existing considerations/goals
  • Systematic and analytical thinking: You are able to switch between the detailed and meta levels.
  • Diligence and conscientiousness: you control your own work and question the work of others with regard to quality
  • Communication skills: you present facts clearly and concisely and argue precisely and factually
  • Ability to cooperate and work in a team: you are trustworthy and reliable when working with others
  • Service orientation: you adapt to the respective business partners and their needs

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Non academic
Robert Koch Institute
Closing date
August 8th, 2021
Posted on
July 5th, 2021 10:55
Last updated
July 5th, 2021 10:55