11 Oct 2021

5 Doctoral Positions in Research Training Group, Germany

5 open doctoral positions in Research Training Group RTG 2624 (Ref.-Nr. w61-21)

In the Research Training Group (RTG 2624) innovative biostatistical methods for the analysis of high-dimensional data for modelling and risk assessment in toxicology are developed and applied. The three project areas are regression, prediction and integration.
Doctoral researchers acquire knowledge in toxicology and develop statistical methods for pharmacological and environmental toxicology, optimally exploiting the flood of high-dimensional complex molecular data.


A scientific master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics or in a related field (mathematics, bioinformatics, computer science or epidemiology with significant share of statistics) with short study time and very good grades

Interest in medical, biological or toxicological applications; a corresponding minor subject in the master study programme or life-science oriented work as student or in master thesis is desirable but not required

High motivation to perform and scientific interest in topics of the RTG, demonstrated in a motivation letter and in the personal communication during application process.


Embedding in a high-profile research environment

Doctoral students will work in interdisciplinary projects, with joint supervision by leading international experts from both statistics and toxicology, at the institutions
– TU Dortmund University (lead university)
– Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
– IfADo (Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors), Dortmund
– IUF (Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine), Düsseldorf

Elaborate qualification programme with courses in statistics, biostatistics, data science, bioinformatics and toxicology, in addition regular seminars, as well as talks and short courses from visiting researchers

Wide range of qualification courses provided by the graduate centres at TU Dortmund and HHU Düsseldorf

Improvement of science communication skills by presenting your research in seminars and conferences, with funding for visiting international conferences

We explicitly note that applications of all sexes are welcome. Applications from women are favoured complying with legal regulation. We also underline that applications of severely disabled persons are welcome. Doctoral students will be employed for three years and will be payed according to public service’s wage agreement (E13 TV-L, 100%). It is in principle suitable for part-time employment too. The graduate program started on April 1, 2021. Applications will be accepted any time. The deadline for applications is 03 November 2021.