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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)

Conduct of research within the frame of the DFG funded Research Group TraceAge related to biomarkers of trace element status and the development of age-related chronic diseases:
  • Statistical analyses to characterize and evaluate trace element profiles and the risk of cardiometabolic disease in the population-based EPIC-Potsdam cohort study
  • Communication with TraceAge project partners and coordination of biomarker profiling activities related to EPIC-Potsdam
  • Support of partner projects, e. g. by evaluating specific trace element related hypotheses in EPIC-Potsdam
Skills and requirements
  • Exceptionally qualified applicants from academic backgrounds in an appropriate discipline e. g. natural sciences, human medicine, statistics / mathematics and PhD degree
  • Post-graduate training in epidemiology
  • Experience in biostatistical data analysis using SAS
  • Experience in nutritional epidemiology and multivariate pattern research would be an asset
  • Highly motivated and the desire to interact with different research groups
  • Very good knowledge of the english language (spoken and written)
The position is available for 3 years. 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_W04_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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