PhD Position at German Diabetes Center Düsseldorf (DDZ)

German Diabetes Center (DDZ)

The newly established Junior Research Group “Systematic Reviews” (Head: Dr. Sabrina Schlesinger) at the Institute of Biometrics and Epidemiology (Head: Prof. Dr. Oliver Kuß) is seeking for a

PhD Student (payment according 50 % of TV-L 13)

The objective of this group is to conduct systematic reviews and meta-analyses in diabetes research, with focus on anthropometry, metabolic biomarkers, diet and physical activity.

Post Type: PhD

Commencing: March 1st, 2017

Finances: funded initially for 2 years with an option of prolongation

Application Deadline: 31st January 2017


The successful applicant will hold a Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, Nutrition, Medicine or equivalent. Experiences in conducting systematic reviews (use of biomedical literature databases and reference management software) as well as use of statistical software (e.g. STATA, SAS, R) are desirable but not required. Excellent English skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team, a strong scientific interest and ability to communicate and collaborate with staff from a wide range of disciplines and grades are essential.

The position is to be awarded starting from March 1st, 2017 at the earliest and will be funded initially for 2 years with an option of prolongation. Employment conditions and salary are based on the candidate’s qualification and experience according to TV-L as it is valid for the Federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia including the special regulations for academia.

In case of equal qualification, handicapped persons will be given preference. The German Diabetes Center is committed to family-friendly working conditions and equal gender policy. Since May 2011, the DDZ is a “Career and Family” audit-acknowledged Center.

How to apply

Please submit your application in English (by e-mail) with the relevant documents by 31st January 2017 to:

Job description – PDF

Deutsche Diabetes-Forschungsgesellschaft e.V.
Auf’m Hennekamp 65
40225 Düsseldorf

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