Data Scientist, Statistician, Research software engineer, Epidemiologist, R Developer or Scientific Software Developer (m/f/d)

  • Universitätsmedizin Greifswald
  • Greifswald, Germany
  • 23/09/2022
Full time Data Science Machine Learning Statistics Biostatistics

Job Description

Job Description

employment type
full time

Full job description

Looking for new opportunities?

As one of the largest employers in the region, the University Medicine Greifswald offers an attractive work environment

for numerous professional groups.

We are looking for you!

The University Medicine Greifswald fulfills the tasks of the medical faculty in research and teaching as part of the University

Greifswald and in cooperation with the other faculties. With 21 clinics/polyclinics, 19 institutes and further central facilities

the University Medicine Greifswald performs its duties as maximum care hospital.

The Institute for Community Medicine at Greifswald University Medicine is leading in population-based health research,

focusing on cohort studies (e.g. Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP) / German National Cohort), with more than two

published peer-reviewed papers per week in medical journals across a wide range of topics. We are collaborating in major

national and international research initiatives, such as NFDI4Health, euCanSHare, as well as DFG funded projects with

the goal of improving scientific standards in research data management, data analyses, and data quality assessments.

Projects also cover incidental findings, musculoskeletal disorders, cardiovascular research, and infectious diseases, using

data from research data collections as well as administrative data (eg, health insurance claims data).

We are looking for a scientist with a strong background in research methods, data analysis, and programming skills to

expand our scientific team. Responsibilities will take into account the experience of the applicant in the mentioned research

areas. We are offering the following third-party funded position:

Data Scientist, Statistician, Research software engineer,
Epidemiologist, R Developer or Scientific Software Developer


The position shall be either part-time or full-time subject to the available volume of third-party funds, for a fixed-term of

two years (according to the Law on Fixed-Term Employment Contracts- WissZeitVG) with the option for subsequent

renewal. Remote working options are possible.

Your tasks:

  • Advanced statistical analysis with a focus on methods for observational studies, using data from
primary and administrative sources
  • Methods development (eg in R, Stata)
  • Publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals
  • Support in academic teaching
  • Support in grant acquisitions

Our requirements:

  • University degree (MSc and/or PhD) in statistics, mathematics, biomathematics, bioinformatics, life
science or similar
  • Excellent data analysis & programming skills in R
  • Fluency in English and advanced skills in German
  • A highly structured workflow and the ability to work with methodological rigour
  • Very good communication and presentation skills

The following are considered as assets:

  • Experience developing R packages
  • Experience with data quality assessments
  • Advanced knowledge of Stata, SAS or other programming languages
  • Experience in database administration (PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle)
  • Experience with epidemiological studies and administrative data
  • Publication track in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Knowledge of FAIR principles and international medical standards (eg SNOMED CT, LOIN, FHIR)

What we offer:

  • An inspiring scientific environment
  • An interdisciplinary and creative team, and a family-friendly atmosphere
  • Direct access to a worldwide unique data collection with high impact publication options
  • Collaboration on the development of quality standards in epidemiologic research in unique national and
international network projects
  • Further scientific qualification such as PhD / PostDoc thesis / Habilitation
  • The salary scale is according to the TV-L
  • Possibilities of further training and academic qualifications
  • Occupational pension provision
  • Greifswald is an innovative university city on the Baltic coast with high recreational value
  • To support compatibility of family and career the UMG offers support in the search for child care or
apartments through the service office “Family Office”

For further questions regarding the position and the application please contact Prof. Dr. Carsten Oliver Schmidt; E-mail:

Please submit your application with the usual documents, quoting the reference number 22/M/72_5230 by email until

December 15th , 2022 to:


At the University Medicine Greifswald, we wish to promote careers of women in areas in which they are
underrepresented. Therefore, we encourage female candidates to send us their applications. In the case of equal
qualifications, female applicants will be given preferential consideration.
Severely disabled applicants with equal aptitude will be given preferential consideration.
Application costs and expenses occurred as a result of the interview cannot be compensated.