Position: (Bio-)Statistician

Department: Biostatistics

Code number: 2020-0315

The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With more than 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.


Job description:

With this job advertisement we provide you:

  • 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.
  • The freedom to develop inventive biostatistical approaches emerging from real-life applications.
  • The 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, to data analysis, to the interpretation and publication of results. Special focus of the position is on the
    • analysis of high-dimensional molecular data and clinical phenotypes and/or
    • design and analysis of preclinical and clinical studies
  • Develop and apply novel biostatistical methods and analysis strategies


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

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: 12.12.2020


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

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

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.

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.