Postdoctoral researcher for the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health
full- or parttime - JobID: P0025V429
The position is limited to 3 years, with the possibility of an extension. The
salary is paid according to the German TV-L system (the salary agreement for
public service employees).
The Institute of Global Health at Heidelberg University, Germany's oldest
university and a leading hub for health-related research in Europe, is looking
for an outstanding postdoctoral research fellow. The researcher should have
quantitative research experience or training. The researcher will work under
the mentorship of Dr. Pascal Geldsetzer and receive a designation as visiting
researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Tasks and responsibilities
The postdoctoral fellow will work under the guidance of Dr. Pascal Geldsetzer
and other researchers at Heidelberg University and Stanford University. The
group works on a wide variety of research, with foci being medication
effectiveness, health services research, and population health issues. One key
data source for these projects is household survey data, particularly the
Demographic and Health Surveys. The group is also working on randomized
intervention studies in low- and middle-income country settings, electronic
health record data, and the re-analysis of clinical trial data. The researcher
will be expected to publish in high-impact peer-reviewed journals.
The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to supervise PhD, Master and
Dr. med (thesis as part of medical studies in Germany) students. The fellow
will also have the opportunity to teach as part of the institute's Masters and
doctoral program but will not be required or expected to do so.
As an equal opportunity employer, the HUK is committed to increase the
percentage of female scientists and, therefore, especially encourages female
researchers to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be
given preference. Candidates from any nationality can apply.
We are open to discussing options for part-time work or working remotely.
Doctoral degree with quantitative training or research experience
Training and experience in quasi-experimental methods is a plus
Strong coding skills in R, Stata, or other statistical software package
Good communication skills in English (knowledge of German is not
Target-oriented individual further education and training opportunities
Targeted training on the job
Ticket for public transport
Possibility of child care (crèche and kindergarten) as well as subsidy
for holiday care for school children
Active health promotion
Company pension scheme
Access to the university library and other university facilities (e.g.
Contact & Application
Please apply by sending a CV to Pascal Geldsetzer at pascal.geldsetzer@uni-
heidelberg.de. A cover letter is not required. There is no specific deadline
for the application – we hire on an ongoing basis.
Applications will be accepted via e-mail.
Heidelberg Institute of Global Health
Dr. Pascal Geldsetzer
Im Neuenheimer Feld 130.3