Position: Biostatistician for Clinical Trials

Department: Division of Biostatistics at the DKFZ and the Trials Center of the NCT

Code number: 2019-0374

The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With approximately 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.

The Division of Biostatistics of the German Cancer Research Center Heidelberg together with the Trials Center of the National Center for Tumor Diseases Heidelberg are offering a position of a Biostatistician for Clinical Trials.

The DKFZ Biostatistics Division provides state-of-the-art statistical support individually tailored to each project. Our team strives to be at the forefront of interdisciplinary research and applied statistics. The NCT trial center provides up-to-date support for clinical research in particular in the field of personalized cancer medicine. The NCT Clinical Trials Center provides up-to-date support clinical trials in particular in the field of personalized cancer medicine. Our joint field of activity spans from first in human trials to registry/observational clinical studies. Support of clinical developments of innovative therapeutic approaches originated from DKFZ and DKTK is one of the main focusses of joint activities.

Job description:

We are looking for a candidate for a two-year position with the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) who will:

  • join an innovative and dedicated team of statisticians engaged in collaborative clinical trials at the NCT Heidelberg and DKFZ.
  • be part of competent and friendly teams at the NCT Trial Center and the DKFZ Biostatistics Division, both situated in the northern part of beautiful Heidelberg, where we offer our services to a variety of interesting clients.
  • contribute to the advancement of cancer research, cooperating with excellent clinical investigators to develop novel oncological treatment strategies.
  • have the freedom to develop inventive biostatistical approaches emerging from real-life clinical studies in cooperation with fellow statisticians, clinical trial project- and data managers as well as clinicians.

Your duties:

  • Biostatistical support for clinical trials mainly phase I and II, involving all biometric duties in this context, including design of trials and study protocol, data analysis and reporting of results.
  • Development and application of novel design and analysis strategies specifically for precision oncology.


  • Master/Diploma/PhD in (bio-) statistics, mathematics or a related discipline
  • Solid background in statistical methodology
  • Experience with the analysis of clinical data is an advantage
  • Sound statistical programming skills, preferably with R and SAS
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and German
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary research
  • Enjoying team work, but also capable of working independently

We offer:

  • Interesting, versatile workplace
  • International, attractive working environment
  • Campus with modern state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Salary according to TV-L including social benefits
  • Possibility to work part-time
  • Flexible working hours
  • Comprehensive further training program

Earliest Possible Start Date: as soon as possible

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

The position can in principle be part-time.

Application Deadline: 20.12.2019


Prof. Dr. Annette Kopp-Schneider
Phone +49 (0)6221/42-2391

Please note that we do not accept applications submitted via email.

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.                           

To apply for a position please use our online application portal (www.dkfz.de/jobs).

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.