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Epidemiologist (Scientist / Postdoc) (f/m/d)
Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin (MDC)
POSTDOC / SCIENTIFIC STAFF
Epidemiologist (Scientist / Postdoc) (m/f/d)
The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) is a leading international biomedical research center with the goal of elucidating the molecular mechanisms of health and disease in order to create the basis for new therapies and diagnostic procedures. The MDC is a member of the largest scientific organization in Germany – the Helmholtz Association – and offers a stimulating and interactive research environment with the most modern infrastructure. Currently, 1,250 employees and approximately 500 guests work at the locations in Berlin-Buch and Berlin-Mitte. The diversity of our workforce is a strength and promotes creativity and innovative spirit at the MDC.
The Molecular Epidemiology Research Group at MDC is committed to studying at the molecular level the relationship between lifestyle, genetic, metabolic, and environmental factors with risk and outcome of chronic diseases such as cognitive impairment.
For the DFG-funded project "Endothelial bases of postoperative cognitive impairment in the elderly", we invite applications for the position of one Epidemiologist (Scientist/Postdoc). The successful candidate will use data from a cohort study of 1,000 older surgical patients (www.biocog.eu) to evaluate pre-surgery plasma biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction as risk factors for developing postoperative delirium (POD) and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD).
Project planning, management and organization
Integration of numeric patient data from several sources
Quality checks of data on plasma biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction
Analysis of the association of these biomarkers and POD/POCD risk
Analysis of the contribution of cerebrovascular disease (brain imaging data)
Project reporting, publication in international peer-reviewed journals
Master's degree in life sciences (neuroscience, biology), psychology or medical degree
Master's degree in epidemiology or public health
Interest in molecular biomarkers and research into the epidemiology of cognitive impairment
Fluent in English
Good knowledge of statistics (SAS, SPSS or R)
Good record keeping
Experience in the tasks listed in the job description
International working environment with communication in English and German
Interesting career opportunities and a comprehensive range of qualification and further training opportunities
Compatibility of family and career certified by the workandfamily audit
Varied support for "New Berliners" (Welcome & Family Office)
Company health management with fitness center
You also benefit from:
A remuneration in accordance with the collective agreement for the federal public service (TVöD Bund), including additional company pension schemes
Flexible working hours and childcare support
An idyllic green campus, which is easily accessible by bicycle, public transport or car
Remuneration will be according to the TVöD Bund, depending on the personal requirements, up to the fee group E13.
Full time, 39 h
Desired starting date
November 01, 2020
fixed term, 24 months
October 08, 2020
The MDC is committed to diversity and actively promotes equal opportunities for all employees regardless of their origin, religion, ideology, health impairment, age or sexual identity. We look forward to receiving applications from open-minded people who enjoy working in diverse teams. Applications from severely disabled persons will be given special consideration.