Biostatistics at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

The Division of Biostatistics at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) is seeking a

          (Ref-No. 2019-0309)


The Division of Biostatistics provides statistical support for all scientific duties
of the DKFZ. Our field of activity spans from biostatistical consulting and
statistical analysis of biomedical data to the development of complex methods for
specific scientific questions. The application of new techniques in the rapidly
evolving field of biomedical research necessitates research for novel biostatistical
methods to enable adequate data analysis. 

What we offer:
- A two-year position with the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), where you will
join a capable and dedicated team of statisticians engaged in collaborative projects
involving clinical and laboratory cancer research in cooperation with a variety of
interesting clients, both internal and external.
- A competent and friendly Biostatistics division situated in the northern part of
beautiful Heidelberg.
- State-of-the-art statistical support individually tailored to each project. We
analyze data ranging from high-dimensional genetic and other molecular origin to in
vitro studies and clinical trials. Our team strives to be at the forefront of
interdisciplinary research and applied statistics.
- A chance to contribute to the advancement of cancer research.
- The freedom to develop inventive biostatistical approaches emerging from real-life

Your duties:
- Biostatistical support for clinical phase II/III trials, with a specific focus on
biomarker- and/or genomic-driven trials studies.
- Development and application of biostatistical analysis strategies.
- Consulting and support for design and conduct of various research projects. 
- Development and application of statistical regression models based on
high-dimensional input data for the identification of prognostic and predictive

Your profile:
- Master/Diploma/PhD in (bio-)statistics, mathematics or a related discipline 
- Sound knowledge within the field of statistics
- Experience with the analysis of clinical or high-dimensional data, in particular
with applications in molecular biology, is an advantage
- Solid statistical programming skills, preferably with R
- Very good written and oral communication skills in English 
- Strong interest in interdisciplinary research

The position is limited to 2 years with the possibility of prolongation.

Axel Benner, phone +49 6221 42-2390.

To apply for a position please use our online application portal
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The German Cancer Research Center is committed to increase the percentage of female
scientists and encourages female applicants to apply. Among candidates of equal
aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.

We ask for your understanding that we cannot return application documents that are
sent to us by post (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Personalabteilung, Im
Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg) and that we do not accept applications
submitted via email. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.