German Cancer Research Center in the Helmholtz Association – The Division of Biostatistics is seeking a Biostatistician

The Division of Biostatistics is seeking a


(Ref.-No. 2023-0183)

The DKFZ is committed to increase the proportion of women in all areas and positions in which women are underrepresented. Qualified female applicants are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.
Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.
For employees with a permanent contract, the employment relationship is not affected by the fixed term.
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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 highdimensional 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.

Our division offers:

  • 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
  • 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


Job description:

  • Provide biostatistical consulting and support in all phases of projects in clinical cancer research from the design of studies, data analysis to interpretation and publication of results; special focus is on the design and analysis of clinical trials
  • Develop and apply novel biostatistical methods and analysis strategies


Your profile:

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


Contract period:

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


up to E13 TV-L


Important notice:

The DKFZ is subject to the regulations of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG). As a consequence, only persons who present proof of immunity against measles may work at the DKFZ.


Axel Benner, phone +49 (0)6221/42-2390
Please note that we do not accept applications submitted via email.

Application deadline: