The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) is a world-leading internationally oriented research center, committed to discovering new approaches to prevent and treat neurodegenerative diseases. To this end, researchers at ten DZNE sites across Germany pursue a translational and interdisciplinary strategy comprising five interconnected areas: fundamental research, clinical research, health care research, population health science, and systems medicine.

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/x) in Systems Medicine

Code: 1168/2023/1

The research area Systems Medicine (DZNE Bonn site) is recruiting for a full-time postdoctoral position (39 hours per week). The position is available for an initial period of two years with possible extension. The employment is intended to start as soon as possible or upon agreement.

Systems Medicine at DZNE is leading an international consortium (NEUROCOV, with the goal to better characterize the pathophysiology of Long-COVID and its neurological symptoms, to develop biomarkers for patient stratification and contribute to the development of new therapies against this devastating disease. An important aspect of this large project is to successfully link clinical, epidemiological and omics data, which is also at the center of Systems Medicine at DZNE.

For more general information of Systems Medicine at DZNE, please also visit our website.

Your tasks

The successful candidate will be responsible for linking and analyzing clinical data with omics and immunological data to better characterize the pathophysiology of Long-COVID. This will also include management and integration of clinical and experimental data. The successful candidate will work closely together with the Director of the PRECISE platform for Single Cell Genomics in Systems Medicine ( and the Clinical Research Platform (


  • PhD in biology, life sciences, molecular biomedicine, biotechnology, computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, or similar topic
  • Expertise in handling human biopsy material
  • Basic knowledge in biology and/or immunology is of advantage.
  • Experience in translational research, data or project management
  • experience in bioinformatics, computational modeling, or machine learning is of advantage
  • very good English and German proficiency
  • enthusiastic and collaborative work attitude
  • ability to work independently as well as in a team

We offer

  • A full-time postdoctoral position (39 hours per week) for an initial period of two years with possible extension. Salary is paid according to German TVöD Bund
  • excellent scientific infrastructure and state-of-the-art methodologies
  • a thriving interdisciplinary research environment at the DZNE
  • fully established Systems Medicine research area
  • fully established Platform for Single Cell Genomics and Epigenomics
  • fully established Clinical Research Platform

Please submit your application online via the link below as a single pdf file, including your CV (incl. two references) and a brief cover letter (max. 1 page) stating your motivation for and prior experience relating to this offer.

If you have further questions, please contact or Interviews will take place by video conference, with a possible on-site visit to Bonn. The position is available immediately and applications will be considered until the position is filled (with a possible starting date being March 1st, 2023).

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Contact details

Prof. Dr. Schultze

Working hours


Contract length

2 years, extension possible

Payment, social benefits

according to TVöD Bund

Application deadline

February 15th, 2023

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