Das Deutsche Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen e. V. (DZNE) ist die einzige außeruniversitäre Forschungseinrichtung, die sich dem Thema Demenz und all seinen Facetten sowie weiteren neurodegenerativen Erkrankungen über das gesamte Spektrum der Grundlagenforschung über Humanstudien bis hin zu Pflege-/Versorgungsforschung widmet.  Das DZNE steht dabei für Exzellenz in Forschung und Wissenschaftsmanagement, Translation von Forschungsergebnissen in die Anwendung, Interdisziplinarität und Internationalisierung. Es ist eine Einrichtung in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren. Mit über 1000 Beschäftigten aus 60 Nationen, auf 10 Standorte verteilt, zählt das DZNE national wie auch international zu einer der führenden Forschungseinrichtungen auf seinem Forschungsgebiet.

Biostatistician (f/m/d) as Junior Research Group Leader for a New Research Group “Clinical Study Center”

Code: 6010/2020/6

Successful candidates should have a PhD in statistics or an MD with a master degree in biostatistics. Of particular interest are scientists with expertise in design and conduction of clinical trials neurodegenerative diseases. The primary criteria for appointment will be a strong record of innovative research and academic performance, as well as high potential for establishing a rigorous and substantial independent research program, and fruitful collaborations. The candidates shall have experience in the design, conduct and analysis of interventional/pharmaceutical trials in neurodegenerative diseases. In addition, candidates shall have experience with the collection and use of biomarkers and a track record of excellent publications. The Ulm site is engaged in translational research of neurodegenerative diseases, with a focus on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, frontotemporal dementia and Huntington´s disease, and open to investigation of other diseases. The position offers an excellent environment, access to state-of the art technologies and opportunities for scientific collaborations locally and throughout the DZNE. For additional information on research programs and facilities, see www.dzne.de

Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the public sector collective agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TvöD). The appointee will be enrolled in the DZNE tenure track program, with an initial appointment of five years. Extension for two additional years is possible based on a positive interim tenure review. Tenure may be awarded to exceptional investigators beyond this period. In addition to salary support for the appointee, DZNE provides salary support for several group members (e.g. postdoctoral trainee, technician, or doctoral student) as well as a budget for research consumables.

Interested candidates should upload their applications as a single pdf file (< 10 MB file size, and with the candidate’s last name in the label). The pdf should include the following components:

  1. A signed cover letter of motivation (max. 2 pages)
  2. A curriculum vitae with a publication list (max. 5 pages)
  3. A summary of scientific achievements (max. 2 pages)
  4. A proposed research plan (max. 2 pages)

References will be requested from short-listed candidates at a later date, and do not need to be provided with the initial application.

The search will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by August 15th, 2020.




Ihr Ansprechpartner

Dr. Daniel Preiß




5 years, extension of 2 years possible


according to TVöD Bund


August 15th, 2020

The DZNE is an equal opportunity employer. It is committed to employing disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply. You will obtain special skills and knowledge for your scientific qualification during your activities at DZNE.