Research fellow (f/m/d)

  • Publizierung bis: 2023-09-25
  • Kennziffer: BIH-58.23
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The mission of the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) is medical translation: transferring biomedical research findings into novel approaches to personalized prediction, prevention, diagnostics and therapies and, conversely, using clinical observations to develop new research ideas. The aim is to deliver relevant medical benefits to patients and the population at large. The BIH was founded in 2013 and is funded 90 percent by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and 10 percent by the State of Berlin. Since 2021 the BIH has been integrated into Charité as its so-called third pillar.

The BIH is looking for a

Research fellow (f/m/d)
starting as soon as possible, limited until 31.08.2025

You will join the Collaborative Approach to Meta-Analysis and Review of Animal Data from Experimental Studies (CAMARADES) Berlin group, based at the Berlin Institute of Health @ Charité (BIH) QUEST Center for Responsible Research. The position involves working across several projects aiming to assess the external validity of stroke models in preclinical experiments by applying systematic review and meta-analyses, including investigating sex differences in stroke outcomes. More specifically, your tasks encompass supporting several systematic reviews, analysing extracted data and applying multilevel meta-analysis and multiverse meta-analysis methodology. Our goal is to improve the validity, increase the value, and facilitate the translation of preclinical research. We perform research to support decisions on how experiments are designed and justified and when evidence is translated to the clinic.

Your job description:

  • Perform or update several systematic reviews of preclinical stroke studies
  • Collaboratively work on multi-level meta-analysis and multiverse meta-analysis together with a data scientist and with support from a statistician
  • Supervision of junior team members within the context of the projects
  • Communicating with cooperation partners
  • Publication of project results in scientific journals and presentation at conferences

Your profile:

Necessary to have:
  • PhD or similar level of expertise within the field of preclinical in vivo or in vitro research (knowledge of stroke models advantageous but not necessary)
  • Interest and willingness to learn meta-research methodology
  • Very good English skills - both written and spoken
  • Willingness for interdisciplinary cooperation
  • Structured way of working combined with a high degree of analytical thinking skills
  • High degree of communication and team skills, ability to work under pressure and independently
Beneficial, but not required:
  • Experience in systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • Experience in data science approaches
  • Experience with scientific publishing
  • Programming experience with R

We offer:

  • A varied job in a forward-looking research institute
  • Flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes
  • Very good opportunities for further education and training
  • A temporary part-time position (21,45h/week)
  • Remuneration up to TVöD VKA-K EG13, taking into account personal requirements
  • Additional benefits customary in the public sector (e.g. annual bonus, VBL)
  • 30 vacation days per year (with a five-day week) and up to 24 floating days per year
  • Flexible working hours and option to work mobile for a better work-life balance
  • Very accessible and attractive workplace in location Spreepalais am Dom, Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Str. 2, 10178 Berlin

We live diversity!

BIH strongly encourages qualified women to apply. Applications from people with a migration background who meet the hiring requirements are expressly encouraged. Applicants with severe disabilities and those of equal status will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal suitability.

Please submit your application via the BIH career portal by 25.09.2023, quoting the reference number BIH-58.23.

Note: If you have a foreign university degree, please note that it may be necessary to obtain a certificate from the ZAB. You can find more information at:

For those born after 1970, proof of measles immunity / measles vaccination is required.

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