The Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM, is the largest Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Germany and member of the Leibniz Research Association, the National Reference Centre for Tropical Pathogens, and a WHO Collaborating Centre.

The Laboratory Group Fusco (Control of Poverty Related and Neglected Tropical Diseases - PRNTD) at the BNITM in Hamburg invites applications for one exciting position starting as of 1 March 2023 or later for the role:

Epidemiologist/Biostatistician (m/f/d)

The group’s main research topics cover operational and implementation research studies for prevention and management of diseases of poverty, with a main emphasis on NTDs such as schistosomiasis. We are looking for a highly motivated senior epidemiologist/statistician who is qualified in designing and analysing epidemiological data to join our team and add their complementary skills. The applicant will be based in Hamburg, Germany, and must be able to work independently, and as a member of a multicultural, multidisciplinary team to carry out her/his duties.

Your area of ​​responsibilities:

  • Support the development of research studies conducted in the Global South (e.g., Madagascar) with primary data collection, e.g., support preparation of study protocols and grant proposals
  • Supervise data management procedures of ongoing studies (e.g. data cleaning, data reconciliation, query management, and data monitoring)
  • Data analysis of studies implemented within the group in coordination with a small group of PhD and Master students
  • Contribute to scientific publications, statistical and project reports
  • Contribute to teaching and supervision of master’s and medical doctoral students

Your Profile:

  • University degree (PhD) or any other equivalent combination of education in epidemiology or related sciences, including an excellent knowledge of biostatistics and study design
  • Strong quantitative analytical research skills, including data management
  • Skills in planning and designing epidemiological research studies
  • General knowledge in programming and the use of databases (experience in plausibility and validity checks); experience in database software (REDCap) is beneficial
  • Expertise in the field of intervention studies
  • Statistical analysis skills using Stata, R, or other statistical software
  • Full proficiency in written and spoken English, working knowledge of French or German is not required but considered an asset
  • Creativity and commitment to the research group
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a multi-disciplinary and international team

Our benefits:

  • an interesting and multitasking job in a modern research institute
  • integration in a young research team motivated in enhancing societal changes
  • attending national and international conferences
  • a diverse and fair working environment
  • opportunities to contribute to innovative research projects
  • opportunities for further scientific qualification
  • a central location of the institute at the Landungsbrücken in Hamburg, which is easily accessible by public transport
  • 30 days of vacation per year
  • flexible and family-friendly working hours
  • subsidy for childcare
  • subsidy for the HVV-ProfiTicket (public transport)
  • company pension scheme
  • special conditions in selected sports and fitness clubs in Hamburg
This is a full-time position initially limited to two years and is remunerated in accordance with the rules of public service as outlined in TV-AVH (Collective bargaining agreement of the Hamburg Labor Law Association).
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We support our employees in achieving a work-life balance and promote the professional equality of women and men. We strive to assist women in their scientific career, increase the number of women in research and reduce under-representation in all areas and positions in general. We explicitly welcome applications from people with disabilities.

As a member of the Diversity Charter, the largest diversity management network in Germany, we are also committed to making diversity an integral part of our institute culture. It is our goal to create a working environment that is free of prejudice.
Please apply by 21.12.2022 preferably online with the required documents (cover letter, CV, certificates) via our online form.
Alternatively you can send documents using the referrence "DM-Fusco" by postal mail to: Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Human Resources, Ms Linda Dvorak Bernhard-Nocht-Str. 74, 20359 Hamburg.
If you have any questions regarding the application process or the selection procedure, please contact Linda Dvorak from the Human Resources Department (

For all other questions, please contact Dr. Daniela Fusco (, +49 (0)40/285 380-504).