At the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research und Epidemiology – BIPS there is an opening in the Department of Epidemiological Methods and Etiological Research for the position as a

Student Assistant


in the Unit Molecular Epidemiology

Remuneration with an hourly rate of 11,13 € gross with a working time of 9.2 hours/week

the position is to be filled for 12 months as soon as possible

Epidemiologische Methoden und Ursachenforschung
Molekulare Epidemiologie

Project description:  

IDEFICS/I.Family study is a pan-European, multi-centre, prospective cohort study led by the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS. The study includes a population-based sample of 16,229 children aged 2 to 9.9 years from eight European countries (Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain and Sweden) followed for 7 years across three time-points. The general objectives of the study are to understand the interplay between barriers and drivers towards a healthy food choice, physical activity and lifestyle factors and their association with related health outcomes and to develop and disseminate strategies to induce changes promoting a healthy dietary behaviour in European consumers, especially children, adolescents and their parents.



  • Bachelor degree in epidemiology, biology, medicine, statistics, health sciences or in a related subject
  • Interest in scientific project work in the field of epidemiology
  • Fast comprehension and the willingness to learn new things
  • Experience in databases is desirable
  • Flexibility, independence, sense of responsibility, accuracy and ability to work in a team  


  • Data management and data cleaning
  • Preparation of summary tables
  • Performing preliminary data analysis
  • Preparation of short PowerPoint presentations


The Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS GmbH is one of Germany´s leading epidemiology and prevention research institutes with about 180 scientific and research support staff in four scientific departments and the administration. Several research infrastructures, including the Bremen study center of the nationwide NAKO Health study, offer exciting research opportunities. Severely disabled applicants will be given priority conditional on equal professional and personal qualifications. The Institute strives to promote its employees’ work-life balance and has been certified for its family friendliness (audit “berufundfamilie”).  

Enquiries to: Dr. Rajini Nagrani, telephone: +49-421-218-56842, E-Mail: nagrani(at)

Additional information can be found on our homepage:  

Please send your application in English with the usual documents quoting the reference number A20 / 05 by February 26, 2020 by e-mail as a pdf to: bewerbung(at)