Postdoctoral/Research Associate position in epidemiology / public health (f/m/d)

The Department of Social Epidemiology at the Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research at the University of Bremen, Germany, is offering (under the condition of job release) a

Postdoctoral/Research Associate position in epidemiology / public health (f/m/d)

limited until 31 December 2023, starting from 1 January, 2020. Salary is according to the German federal employee scale TVL-13 (100%).

The position is placed in the EU-funded, international and interdisciplinary project EQUAL-LIFE (Early environmental quality and life-course mental health effects) at the interface between public health, epidemiology, statistics, data science, social sciences and psychology. The project will develop and test analysis strategies for complex exposure patterns and their impact on children’s mental health and development. A combination of birth-cohort data with new sources of data will be used to assess environmental physical and social exposures. Partners from 11 different European countries will cooperate in the project.

You will be working with a dynamic and supportive team of interdisciplinary researchers.

Work content:

  • Coordination and implementation of the work package “Social Exposome” within the project
  • Conceptual work in the development of socioeconomic und sociodemographic indicators to describe the social exposome
  • Statistical analysis of epidemiological data
  • Health equity impact analysis of selected policies
  • Writing scientific publications



  • Excellent PhD thesis or dissertation in public health, epidemiology, or a related field (also nearly finished dissertations taken into consideration)
  • Good knowledge of SAS or R
  • Proven methodological skills in advanced statistical data analysis procedures
  • Experiences in publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Very good command of English
  • Excellent team and coordination skills
  • Interest in interdisciplinary collaboration and new research approaches to reduce social inequalities in environmental health


We offer:

  • Collaboration in an interdisciplinary team with a collegial working atmosphere
  • Innovative research topics at the interfaces between social and environmental epidemiology as well as public health and urban planning
  • Possibility for further scientific qualification
  • Integration in national and international networks


For further questions please send an e-mail to:
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Bolte,

As the University of Bremen intends to increase the proportion of female employees in science, women are particularly encouraged to apply. In case of equal personal aptitudes and qualification priority will be given to handicapped applicants. The University of Bremen expressly invites persons with migration background to apply.

Deadline for the application is 23 October 2019 or until the position is filled.

Please send your application with a CV, a motivation letter with your research background and contact information for 2 referees with the reference number A281/19 to:

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Bolte

Department of Social Epidemiology

Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research (IPP)

Faculty 11 Human and Health Sciences

University of Bremen

Grazer Strasse 4

28359 Bremen


or by e-mail:

Please make sure that you only send document copies, as all received application material will be destroyed after the selection process.