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The German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke is a member of the Leibniz association. The DIfE is a partner of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD). We invite applications for the department Molecular Epidemiology (Prof. Dr. Matthias Schulze) for

1 PostDoc (m/f)

Within the frame of the DZD funded research on the genetic and epigenetic risk factors for the development of type 2 diabetes and associated cardiometabolic traits will be evaluated in the population-based EPIC-Potsdam cohort study. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with high-density genotype and epigenetic data (including genome-wide arrays, epigenomewide DNA-methylation arrays, ExomeChip), to develop their own research projects within the translational research of the DZD and to participate in largescale international collaborations.
Skills and requirements
  • Exceptionally qualified applicants from academic backgrounds in an appropriate discipline e. g. genetic epidemiology, epidemiology, statistical genetics and PhD degree
  • Expertise with statistical genetic software packages and programming languages for large genomic data sets
  • Research experience in genetics of diabetes and cardiometabolic traits would be an asset
  • Highly motivated and the desire to interact with different national and international research groups
  • Very good knowledge of the english language (spoken and written)
  • Solid publication record
The position is available until 31.12.2020. The level of salary will be determined on the basis of standard/tariff conditions, present qualifications and professional experiences.
Please send your application, including conventional documents and names with contact information for references with the reference no. 2017_W05_A, until latest 31.05.2017 to:
German Institute of Human Nutrition
Human Resources and Social Services
Arthur-Scheunert-Allee 114-116
14558 Nuthetal

or per e-mail to

For further information please do not hesitate to contact:
Prof. Dr. Matthias Schulze, Head of the Department Molecular Epidemiology, e-mail:

Closing date: 31.05.2017
Closing date: 31 May 2017 Published on on date 11 May 2017
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