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The German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke is a member of the Leibniz association. The DIfE is a partner of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD). We invite applications for the department Molecular Epidemiology (Prof. Dr. Matthias Schulze) for

1 Bioinformatician (PostDoc, m/f)


We are interested in biomarker profiles as risk factors for the development of type 2 diabetes and associated cardiometabolic traits. We work with high-density omics biomarker data (including lipidomics, genomics, epigenetics, and glycomics) in the EPIC-Potsdam study, a large-scale prospective cohort study. The main focus will be on the statistical analysis of these omics datasets, including the application and development of strategies to integrate such multi-omics data in the context of a prospective study on long-term risk of cardiometabolic diseases. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop his/her own research projects and to participate in national and international collaborations.

Skills and requirements

    Exceptionally qualified applicants from academic backgrounds in computational biology, bioinformatics, or related field and PhD degree

    Expertise with statistical software packages and programming languages for large Omic data sets

    Research experience in diabetes and cardiometabolic traits would be an asset

    Highly motivated and the desire to interact with different national and international research groups

    Very good knowledge of the English language (spoken and in writing)

    Solid publication record

The advertised position is available for 3 years with extension available upon mutual agreement. The level of salary will be determined on the basis of standard/tariff conditions, present qualifications and professional experience. 



Please send your application, including documents and names with contact information for references, with the reference nr. 2018_W06_F until latest 17.08.2018 to:

German Institute of Human Nutrition

Human Resources and Social Services

Arthur-Scheunert-Allee 114-116

14558 Nuthetal

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For more information please contact:


Prof. Dr. Matthias Schulze; Head of Department Molecular Epidemiology,

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