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Teamlead Vaccine Modeling

In the field of vaccination prevention, an interdisciplinary team is being set up to work on the mathematical modelling of vaccinations and vaccine-preventable diseases. The work serves to significantly support the decision-making process of the Standing Commission on Vaccination (STIKO) for the introduction of new vaccinations and vaccination strategies in Germany.

Your task with us
Head of the vaccination modelling team, in particular:

  • Coordination and implementation of modelling projects to estimate the epidemiological and health economic effects of vaccinations and different vaccination strategies in the German health system.
  • Supervision and guidance of team members in the implementation of modelling projects and their professional development
  • Independent acquisition of third-party funding as well as national and international cooperations
  • Ensuring a close exchange with the STIKO office and STIKO working groups
  • internal and interdisciplinary cooperation with other organisational units at the Robert Koch Institute
  • Presentation of project results at national and international conferences as well as publication in scientific journals
  • Supervision of PhD and Master students

What you bring with you
Formal requirements

  • University degree (diploma, master's degree or state examination) in mathematics, computer science, physics, statistics, health economics or a comparable course of study
  • Doctorate

In the case of foreign educational qualifications, we require proof of equivalence with a German qualification.

Knowledge and experience

  • in the development of dynamic transmission models for infectious diseases
  • in statistics and programming (e.g. C++/R/Python)

Additionally desirable

  • Experience in the preparation of publications in international journals
  • Experience in leading a scientific team
  • Experience in the acquisition of third-party funding or collaboration in scientific consortia
  • Experience in teaching as well as in supervising junior researchers

Further requirements

  • Language skills (CEFR level): German at least C1, English at least C1
  • Willingness to take part in an extended security check according to § 9 Security Checking Act (SÜG) and positive completion of the check

We look forward to receiving your application
for job ID 902898
until 20.03.2023

Senior faculty
Robert Koch Institute
Closing date
March 20th, 2023
Posted on
January 26th, 2023 14:12
Last updated
January 26th, 2023 14:12