Group Leader in Epidemiology (open topic) (f/m)

Helmholtz-Center München - German Research Center for Environmental Health - HMGU - Helmholtz Association

Neuherberg bei München, Bavaria, Germany

Work group:

Institute of Epidemiology

Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

Starting date:


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, the KORA myocardial infarction registry, and the KORA aerosol measurement station 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 the Institute of Epidemiology is looking for a

Group Leader in Epidemiology (open topic) (f/m)

Job Description
- You will lead a reasearch team in epidemiologic research, exploiting, among other resources, the data bases of the German National Cohort
- You are eager to join existing and initiate new colaborations within and beyond the institute and the Helmholtz Zentrum München, nationally within the German National Cohort consortia and internationally by contributing with your specific expertise and methodolical profile
- You will have the opportunity for clinical collaborations e.g. to initiate prevention research or other projects at the university hospitals in Munich and Augsburg
- You will have the oppotunity to make use of the HMGU core facilitiy protfolio including state of the art genomics, epigenomics, metabolomics, proteomics facilities, as well as the institute activities at the KORA study centre and aerosol measurements station
- You will have the opportunity to join German Centres for Health Research, and benefit from their respective resources and networks

Your Qualifications
- This is an open topic job announcement. We expect an excellent scientific track record (as proven by publication record and achieved grants), an innovative mind and a profound passion for science and scientific collaboration
- Your scientific expertise may focus on any area of epidemiology including for example one or several of the following topics and disciplines: Environmental health, medical imaging realated research, pulmonary epidemiology, mental health epidemiology, genetic epidemiology
- You have demonstrated expertise in one or several of the following methodlolgical approaches: classical epidemiology, causal inference, AI approaches to epidemiology, prevention trials, advanced statistics, translational research

Our Offer
At the Helmholtz Zentrum München, you can contribute together with leading researchers to the investigation of the development, prevention and treatment of environmental diseases such as diabetes, chronic lung diseases and allergies. In order to further promote your professional development, we offer extensive and targeted research training and career programmes. We support the reconciliation between work and private life with flexible working time models, occupational health management, day care facility for children, a childcare subsidy, Elder Care, as well as other counseling and support services.

Remuneration and benefits are in accordance with the collective agreement for the public service (TV EntgO Bund). The position is (initially) limited to three years, with the option of tenure.

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. In order to increase the proportion of women in management positions, we would be pleased to receive corresponding applications. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application until 18 November 2018.


Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-2018/0443