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 a

Postdoctoral/Research Associate position in epidemiology / public health (f/m/d)
as soon as possible and 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 EQUALLIFE
(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
and will built a dynamic team of interdisciplinary researchers.
The Department of Social Epidemiology is responsible for the work package “Social
Exposome” of the project and is involved in further work packages.

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
The University of Bremen expressly invites persons with migration background to apply.

Deadline for the application is 25 February 2020 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 A21/20 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.