The Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS GmbH is one of the leading epidemiological research institutes in Germany and a member of the Leibniz Association.
The University of Bremen is an outstanding research university with 250 professorships and 19,000 students. The health sciences are one of six scientific research areas of the University and the State of Bremen.
We are looking to fill the position of a
at the University of Bremen in the Department of Human and Health Sciences in the field of
as of the Winter Semester 2019/2020
Grade W2 of the German civil service salary system
in civil service for life („Beamtenverhältnis auf Lebenszeit“)
Reference number: P724/18
in combination with the position of deputy head of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS GmbH. The professor will be selected by consensus of a joint appointment committee of the University Bremen and BIPS (so-called cooperation professorship).
The professorship entails all rights and obligations associated with a university professor at the University of Bremen. Regular teaching duties include two hours per week (2 LVS - Berlin model). Research activity will be at BIPS and research collaboration in the high-profile area “Health Sciences” of the University of Bremen is expected.
The Department of Clinical Epidemiology places particular emphasis on the detection and prevention of diseases, unfavorable courses of disease, and drug risks. The responsibilities of the position include the support of and proactive participation in these research activities, particularly in the field of pharmacoepidemiology (drug utilization and safety research). Research is conducted in interdisciplinary teams and based on the Pharmacoepidemiological Research Database at BIPS. The professor will also be in charge of the application, design, implementation, and publication of corresponding studies as well as the supervision of doctoral and master’s degree students. The University expects participation in the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Public Health and Epidemiology (Department 11) and a strong commitment to the advancement of teaching.
In addition to fulfilling the requirements of civil service regulation, prerequisites for the position are:
A university degree, an outstanding dissertation as well as habilitation or habilitation-equivalent achievements as an epidemiologist
Teaching experience in epidemiology/statistics at the bachelor’s and master’s level, documented qualification in higher education didactics
Extensive experience in the implementation and analysis of studies in clinical epidemiology, in particular studies focusing on the utilization and safety of drugs, and in the further development of pharmacoepidemiological methods documented by relevant publications in international journals
Experience in the utilization of large health databases
Successful acquisition of competitive third-party funding
The ideal candidate will also have
International research experience, e.g., foreign exchange and/or cooperation with international partners
Experience in the initiation/coordination of research collaborations
Experience in leading working groups
A license to practice medicine or pharmacy.
The appointment is based on Section 18 of the Bremen University Act [Bremisches Hochschulgesetz (BremHG)] in conjunction with Section 20 of the Bremen University Act and Section 116 of the Bremen Civil Servants Act [Bremisches Beamtengesetz (BremBG)].
The University of Bremen and the Leibniz Association aim to increase the proportion of women in science and strongly encourage female scientists to apply. International applications and applications from scientists with a migration background or with experience working abroad are particularly welcome. Severely handicapped applicants with substantially equal qualifications will be given priority.
Please direct applications with the usual documents stating the above reference number to
NEW application deadline: January 28, 2019
Internal Number: P724/18
About Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS and University of Bremen
The Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS develops effective strategies for the prevention of chronic, non-communicable diseases. Supporting a healthy life-course early on is our primary goal. The focus of our research is therefore on factors beyond individual diseases, such as lifestyle and environment, biological and social factors, as well as early detection and drug safety. Our research spectrum covers methodological development, the identification of the causes of diseases, and intervention and implementation research. We also offer information to politicians and the general population and provide academic qualification to young scientists. BIPS thus covers the entire cycle of epidemiological research. Since September 2016, BIPS has been WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Nutrition and Physical Activity.
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