Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)

Epidemiologist (Scientist / Postdoc) (m/f/d)

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine

Berlin, Germany

The Molecular Epidemiology Research Group at MDC is committed to studying at the molecular level the relationship between lifestyle, genetic, metabolic and environmental factors with risk and outcome of chronic diseases such as cognitive impairment. For the DFG-funded project ""Endothelial bases of postoperative cognitive impairment in the elderly”, we invite applications for the position of one Epidemiologist (Scientist / Postdoc). The successful candidate will use data from a cohort study of 1,000 older surgical patients, the Biomarker Development for Postoperative Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly Study (, to evaluate plasma biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction as risk factors for developing postoperative delirium (POD) during the hospital stay and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) up to 3 months after surgery.
Job description
• project planning, management and organization
• collaboration with national and international partners
• literature review
• integration of patient data from several sources
• quality checks of data on plasma biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction
• analysis of the association of these biomarkers and POD/POCD risk
• analysis of the contribution of cerebrovascular disease (brain imaging data)
• project reporting and publication in international peer-reviewed journals
• master’s degree in life sciences (neuroscience, biology), psychology or medical
• master’s degree in epidemiology or public health
• doctoral degree
• interest in molecular biomarkers and research into the epidemiology of cognitive impairment
• fluent in English, German language skills are an advantage
• good knowledge of statistics (SAS, SPSS or R)
• experience in the tasks listed in the job description
Salary is according to the German TVöD E 13 (Bund)
Start date
18 months
Application Period
The MDC is committed to diversity and actively supports equal opportunities for all employees regardless of their origin, religion, ideology, disability, age or sexual identity. Therefore, we are welcoming applications from all qualified individuals (m/f/d). Severely disabled persons will be given preferential treatment in the case of equal qualification. The MDC is certified by the ""work and family” audit and provides an inclusive and family friendly environment.
The MDC is an equal opportunity employer and supports gender equality.
For further information please contact: Dr Insa Feinkohl (
Please, send your application including all documents indicating the registration number preferably by e-mail to as pdf files (2 files of 5 MB at the maximum) as we do not return any papers.

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Epidemiologist (Scientist / Postdoc) (m/f/d)