PhD Student in Medical Sciences (m/f/d)

September 29, 2023
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PhD Student in Medical Sciences (m/f/d) Bernhard-Nocht-Institut für Tropenmedizin (BNITM), Hamburg

The Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (www. is the largest Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Germany and is the National Reference Centre for Tropical Pathogens, a WHO Collaborating Centre and member of the Leibniz Research Association.

The group of Dr Johannes Mischlinger at the Department of Clinical Research of the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg is looking for a highly motivated

PhD Student in Medical Sciences (m/f/d)

-65% EG 13 TV-AVH-

with a focus in Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Clinical Research

We are seeking a motivated, dedicated and industrious PhD fellow with a keen interest in epidemiology, statistics and clinical research in the broad and fascinating field of tropical medicine. The PhD fellow will be based in Hamburg, Germany and must be able to work independently, and as a member of a multicultural, multidisciplinary team to carry out their duties.

Your tasks:

  • Develop and conduct research components embedded in completed or ongoing clinical and epidemiological studies in Germany or African countries
  • Analyse datasets from cross-sectional and longitudinal studies
  • Support ongoing clinical studies of the Department of Clinical Research
  • Publish in peer-reviewed journals and present at international conferences
  • Your profile:

  • University degree (Medical Doctorate) or equivalent expertise in medicine with quantitative analytical research skills
  • OR

  • University degree (Master) or equivalent expertise in epidemiology or biostatistics with documented additional expertise in a related discipline, e.g. in public/global health, medicine, or social sciences
  • Good quantitative analytical research skills, preferably including data management
  • Good statistical analysis skills of datasets using Stata, or other statistical software
  • Full proficiency in written and spoken English, working knowledge of German is not required but considered an asset
  • Willingness and ability to travel abroad to conduct short-term (approx. 2-4 weeks per year) fieldwork in Africa
  • Past work experience in low- and middle-income countries/Global South will be considered an asset
  • Self-motivated, and ability to work conscientiously on complex tasks over an extended period of time
  • Willingness to undertake activities in support of the Department
  • Our benefits:

  • Interesting work as part of challenging projects in an interdisciplinary research area at an institute of the Leibniz Research Association
  • Integration into an open-minded, collaborative, and highly motivated research team
  • A structured PhD training program and opportunities for further education and training
  • A chance to participate in national and international conferences
  • A central and easily accessible location close to the Landungsbrücken
  • Flexible and family-friendly working hours
  • Subsidy for childcare
  • Subsidy for HVV-ProfiTicket as „Deutschlandticket“ (Basic)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Special conditions in selected sports and fitness clubs in Hamburg
  • Starting date will be as soon as possible. The position is initially limited to 3 years and according to the rules of the public service under the TV-AVH (collective agreement of the “Arbeitsrechtliche Vereinigung Hamburg“).

    We support our employees in achieving a healthy work-life balance and promote the professional equality of women and men. We strive to assist women in their scientific career, increase the number of women in research and reduce under- representation in all areas and positions in general. We explicitly welcome applications from people with disabilities.

    As a member of the Diversity Charter , the largest diversity management network in Germany, we are also committed to making diversity an integral part of our institute culture. It is our goal to create a working environment that is free of prejudice.

    Please apply by 29.09.2023 preferably via our online form with a motivation letter, CV, high school and university certificates and the names and contact information of two references.

    Alternatively, you can submit your application referring to "PhDMedical Sciences" via postal mail to: Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Ms. Katja Bünger, HR Department, Bernhard-Nocht-Str. 74, 20359 Hamburg, Germany.

    If you have any questions regarding the application process or the selection procedure, please contact Ms. Katja Bünger ( buenger(at) from the Human Resources Department.

    For further questions please contact Dr Johannes Mischlinger ( mischlinger(at) ).

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