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PhD-Student (f/m/d) for the research group "Psychosocial Epidemiology and Public Health"
Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen e.V. (DZNE)
The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) is a unique
non-university research center dedicated to dementia in all its aspects, as well
as to other neurodegenerative diseases. The center encompasses a broad
spectrum of approaches including fundamental research, population sciences
and health care research. The DZNE stands for excellence in research and
science management, promoting translational and interdisciplinary approaches.
It is part of the Helmholtz Organization of German research centers. With over
1,000 employees from 55 nations, spread over 10 sites, the DZNE is one of
the national and international leading research centers in its research field.
The DZNE in
, is looking for a
The research group "Psychosocial Epidemiology and Public Health" at the
DZNE has an open call for a funded PhD position starting on January 01,
2020. The research group investigates psychosocial aspects (e.g., economic
and social factors, lifestyle, living situation) of age-related cognitive impairments
such as Alzheimer's dementia. Aim of the PhD position is to enhance
research on leisure activities. The PhD candidate will conduct empirical
studies to generate new scientific results on how leisure activities in middle
and late life influence cognitive decline in old age and dementia risk. Activities
will include planning and conducting research studies and advancing theoretical
models on the topic. The research group is looking forward to welcome
a PhD student with plenty of motivation and enthusiasm who enjoys working
actively contributing to the progress of the state of research in the topic
planning studies and collecting data (e.g., recruiting participants, conducting
interviews with dementia patients)
analysis of study data
writing publications and giving presentations at national and international
motivation to complete the PhD program within 3 years
completed Master's Degree (or equivalent) in psychology, cognitive science,
gerontology, or health science
knowledge in the field of dementia and/or cognitive science
experience working with statistical software (e.g., SPSS, Stata, SAS,
independent and well-organized working style
strong motivation and joy in learning
good English language skills, willingness to improve German language skills
An interesting and challenging task in a research center that works on the
future topics of health research
An international environment characterized by a strong focus on science
A high potential for the individual development of our employees
Targeted personnel development
Employment, payment and social benefits are consistent with those at other
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.
Please apply via: https://jobs.dzne.de/en/jobs/30413/form