European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Postdoctoral Fellow - Medical Wearables and E-Health

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Heidelberg, Germany


About the team/job


The Steinmetz Group is looking for an ambitious postdoctoral fellow to lead a project using wearable technologies to monitor health and diagnose disease. eHealth and the availability of devices for remote patient monitoring (RPM) are revolutionizing the practice and availability of medicine. Together with the German Network for Mitochondrial Disorders (mitoNET), the Steinmetz Group has initiated a project aimed at improving the diagnosis and stratification of mitochondrial diseases using non-invasive, wearable biosensors (mitoWEAR).


Your role


mitoWEAR is a first-of-its-kind mitochondrial eHealth project. The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for all aspects of project design and implementation. S/he will work closely with clinicians to select patients, implement robust protocols for device dissemination and data collection and analyze the resulting data. S/he will join a highly collaborative and diverse team of researchers and clinicians located across Germany who are committed to improving diagnostics, therapy and care in mitochondrial and other rare disorders (www.mitonet.org/netzwerk/projekte/). S/he will lead all aspects of a multidisciplinary project that will require a broad background and desire to adapt and quickly learn new skills.


You have


Candidates should have an M.D./Ph.D in a relevant field with experience in clinical studies/trials, data science and/or statistics. Successful applicants will have a strong track record leading independent research projects. Previous clinical research experience is highly desired. The appointed candidate will be capable of building and maintaining strong professional relationships with clinics and collaborators located across Germany. Excellent communication skills and fluency in written and verbal English are essential. Given that communication with German healthcare providers is a critical aspect of this project, strong written and verbal command of German is also highly desired.


You might also have


A successful candidate will be highly motivated, creative, organized, and well-positioned to lead scientific projects at all stages. This person should be highly-independent and collaborative.


Why join us


EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises from a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus.


What else you need to know


We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1600 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.

Our mission is to offer vital services in training scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new instruments and methods in the life sciences and actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research.

Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: embl-HD01526

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