Doctoral position in the field of radiation and enviromental epidemiology

Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS, Bremen

The Department of Prevention and Evaluation (Head: Prof. Dr. Hajo Zeeb) at the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS GmbH, Bremen, Germany offers a three-year

doctoral position in the field of radiation and enviromental epidemiology

65% TV-L 13 (German Public Sector Salary System)

contingent on funding.

The department is one of the leading radiation epidemiology research groups in Germany, and is currently involved in several large-scale national and international projects in low dose radiation epidemiology. The doctoral research project will be developed around a cohort of children who have undergone diagnostic radiology exposures, and will be connected to other radiation epidemiology cohorts.

We are looking for a strongly motivated and creative young scientist with a strong interest in quantitative epidemiology and interdisciplinary research and ideally some prior knowledge of radiation risks and their investigation in human populations. The sucessful applicant will be expected to collaborate in national and international research consortia. At BIPS, she/he will be associated with the Occupational, Radiation and Environmental Epidemiology Group.


  • Master degree in Epidemiology, Public Health or related fields
  • Sound knowledge of quantitative research approaches
  • Proven ability for scientific publishing
  • Excellent command of English; in case of absent German language skills: readiness to take-up   intense German language classes
  • Strong interest in risk quantification, radiation epidemiology and related fields (physics, biology)

The Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS GmbH is one of Germany’s leading epidemiology and prevention research institutes with about  180 scientific and research support staff in four scientific departments and the administration. Several research infrastructures, including the Bremen study center of the nationwide NAKO Health study, offer exciting research opportunities. Interest in scientifically exploiting the available data sources is highly welcome.

The Institute strives to promote its employees’ work-life balance and has been certified for its family friendliness (audit “berufundfamilie”). Disabled applicants are welcome to apply and will be given priority conditional on equal professional and personal qualifications.

Enquires to: Prof. Dr. Hajo Zeeb, +49 421 218 56900 or via e-mail zeeb(at)leibniz-bips.de

Please send your application in English or German with the usual documents quoting the reference number A 19_25 by August 25th, 2019 to

Leibniz-Institut für Präventionsforschung und Epidemiologie – BIPS GmbH


Achterstraße 30

28359 Bremen

or by e-mail to: bewerbung(at)leibniz-bips.de

We kindly ask you not to submit any originals or folders, as we cannot return any applications for cost reasons. All supplied documents will be destroyed after the selection process.

Additional information can be found on our homepage: https://www.leibniz-bips.de/en