PhD Student in Epidemiology (m/f/d)

Updated: about 1 month ago

The Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM, ) is the largest Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Germany and member of the Leibniz Research Association, the National Reference Centre for Tropical Pathogens, and a WHO Collaborating Centre.

The Infectious Disease Epidemiology department at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg invites applicants for the position as

PhD Student in Epidemiology (m/f/d)

– 65% EG 13 TV-AVH –

We are seeking a highly motivated, bright, dedicated and friendly PhD fellow with a keen interest in the linkages between socio-economic factors and malaria to join our team and add their complementary skills. The PhD fellow will be based in Hamburg, Germany and must be able to work independently, and as a member of a multicultural, multidisciplinary team to carry out her/his duties.

Your tasks:

  • D evelop and conduct research components embedded in a malaria birth cohort in Ghana with primary data collection
  • Analyse datasets from household and individual surveys and clinical information with a focus on investigating the association between socio-economic factors and the incidence of malaria infection
  • Support in an on-going clinical evaluation of AntimalarialS tri-therapy with AtovAquone Proguanil for treatment of uncomplicated malaria in African children (ASAAP)
  • Publish in peer-reviewed journals and present at international conferences
  • Contribute to teaching and supervision of master’s and doctoral students

Your Profile:

  • University degree (Master) and/or equivalent expertise in epidemiology, including a good understanding of study design
  • Documented additional expertise in a related discipline, e.g. in public/global health, medicine, biostatistics, or social sciences
  • Strong quantitative analytical research skills, preferably including data management
  • Advanced statistical analysis skills of datasets using Stata, R, or other statistical software
  • Full proficiency in written and spoken English, working knowledge of German is not required but considered an asset
  • Willingness and ability to travel abroad to conduct short-term (approx. 2-4 weeks) fieldwork in Africa
  • Past work experience in low- and middle income countries/Global South will be considered an asset
  • Self-motivated, and ability to work conscientiously on complex tasks over an extended period of time
  • Past experience in teaching and mentoring students is desirable
  • Willingness to undertake activities in support of the Department

Our benefits:

  • Interesting work as part of challenging projects in an interdisciplinary research area at an institute of the Leibniz Research Association
  • Integration into an open-minded, motivated and supportive team
  • A central location at the Landungsbrücken, easily accessible by public transport
  • 30 days of vacation per year
  • Flexible and family-friendly working hours
  • Subsidy for childcare
  • Subsidy for the HVV-ProfiTicket
  • Company pension scheme
  • Opportunities for further education and training
  • Special conditions in selected sports and fitness clubs in Hamburg

The position is initially limited to 3 years and is remunerated in accordance with the German salary scheme for the public service (TV-AVH Hamburg).

We support our employees in achieving a work-life balance and promote the professional equality of women and men. We strive to assist women in their scientific career, increase the number of women in research and reduce under-representation in all areas and positions in general. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference when equally qualified.

Please send your application by 7.3.2021 via our job portal with the required documents (letter of motivation, detailed CV, all university certificates with grades and if applicable contact details of 2 references).

Alternatively you may apply by postal mail referring to "PhD-Epidemiology" to Bernhard-Nocht-Institut für Tropenmedizin, Human Resources Department, Bernhard-Nocht-Str. 74, D-20359 Hamburg.

If you have questions about the application/selection process, please contact Ms. Linda Dvorak (dvorak(at) ).

For further questions please contact Dr. Eva Lorenz (eva.lorenz(at) , 040 42818- 639), Dept. of Infectious Disease Epidemiology.

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