Biostatistics position at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg

The Division of Biostatistics is seeking a


The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) is the largest biomedical research institute in Germany. With approximately 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research. The Division  of Biostatistics provides state-of-the-art statistical support individually tailored to all scientific duties of the DKFZ. 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. Our field of activity ranges 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
  • The freedom to develop inventive biostatistical approaches emerging from real-life applications.
  • A chance to contribute to the advancement of cancer research.
  • A competent and friendly team situated in the northern part of beautiful Heidelberg.

Your duties:

  • Provide biostatistical consulting and support for groups at the DKFZ in all phases of their projects in cancer research from the design of studies, data analysis to interpretation and publication of results.  Special focus of the position is on the design and analysis of preclinical and clinical studies
  • Develop and apply novel biostatistical methods and analysis strategies

Desired qualifications:

  • Master/Diploma/PhD in (bio-)statistics, mathematics or a related discipline
  • Sound knowledge within the field of statistics
  • Solid statistical programming skills, preferably with R
  • Very good written and oral communication skills in English
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary research


The position is initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of prolongation. The position can in principle be part-time.


Prof. Dr. Annette Kopp-Schneider, phone +49 6221 42-2391,

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