Postdoc / Scientist in Epidemiology (f/m/d)

Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health (HMGU)

Neuherberg (bei München), Germany

Work group:

Institute of Epidemiology



Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts



Starting date:

01.04.2020



Contract time limit:

31.03.2023



Job description:

As German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München pursues the goal of developing personalized medical approaches for the prevention and therapy of major common diseases such as diabetes mellitus, allergies and lung diseases. To achieve this, it investigates the interaction of genetics, environmental factors and lifestyle.


The Institute of Epidemiology (EPI) assesses genetic, environmental and lifestyle risk factors which jointly determine the occurrence of major chronic diseases. We focus on the development and progression of metabolic, respiratory and allergic diseases, as well as heart diseases and mental health. Our goal is to better understand the molecular underpinning of disease and to translate this knowledge into personalized approaches of prevention as well as policies to improve health. Our research builds on the unique resources of the KORA cohort and the birth cohorts GINI and LISA. We also play a central role in planning and setting up of the German National Cohort (GNC) and build the GNC biorepository.


At the next possible time, in the scope of the EU-project EXPANSE, the EPI is looking for a


Postdoc / Scientist in Epidemiology (f/m/d)
2019/0467

Your mission


You will conduct research assessing the link between environmental exposures and molecular phenotypes using OMICs techniques such as genome-wide methylation and metabolomics using an exposome approach.You will design the integration of OMICs data from various studies and interact with cutting-edge laboratories providing novel measurements in biosamples of the EXPANSE cohort studies.You will shape the analyses and interact closely with bioinformaticians developing novel analyses procedures. 

Your Qualifications


You are eager to join the European EXPANSE consortium and interact with junior and senior scientists with interdisciplinary backgrounds. In addition, you bring skills relevant to the role, such as:


Excellent PhD in Epidemiology or related subjectExcellent track record in epidemiologic research ideally using complex environmental data and / or OMICs dataProfound statistical expertise and a keen interest in applying innovative methods (such as causal inference or machine learning, or others)Experience with large complex data-sets Passion for epidemiological research in multidisciplinary teams

What we offer you


A challenging and versatile field of work providing you with the freedom to follow your instinct and be creative. With the help of extensive and goal-orientated professional development measures and career-building programmes we encourage you to grow as a person. To ensure a good work/life balance we assist you with flexible working hours, in-house health management, a nursery, and an “Elder Care” concept as well as other consultation and support options.


Munich, with its numerous lakes and its vicinity to the Alps, is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. With its first-class universities and research institutes it offers an intellectually stimulating environment.


Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (TV EntgO Bund).


The position is (initially) limited to three years, but under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

The activity involves special knowledge and experience specific to own scientific skills.

As a holder of the Total E-Quality Award, we promote equality of opportunity. To increase the share of women in management positions we very much welcome the respective applications. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.


Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact Prof. Annette Peters on +49 89 3187-4566, who will be happy to be of assistance.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application until 10.02.2020.



Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2019/0467

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