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Senior Researcher in Clinical Epidemiology

Short description of the position/project:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and talented clinical epidemiologist to join the leadership team of the Cooperative Health Research In South Tyrol (CHRIS) study at the Eurac Research Institute for Biomedicine in Bolzano.

Led by Prof. Peter Pramstaller and Dr. Cristian Pattaro, the CHRIS study is a longitudinal population-based study on >13,000 individuals with ongoing follow-up, and extensive molecular phenotypes, genetic data, and health-related information. The study aims at elucidating the molecular basis of cardiometabolic and neurological health as well as finding solutions for prevention and treatment. The CHRIS study is continuously growing its scientific profile through strict collaborations with top-ranked international institutions and collaborators in Europe and US.

The post holder will work together with the principal investigators to conduct the study, design follow-up studies, and implement efficient solutions for standardized and high quality data collection. The post holder will also coordinate a team of researchers and have access to a variety of large and complex datasets, providing opportunities to set research questions, collaborate internally and externally to Eurac Research and publish in high quality journals. The position is initially offered for three years.

Eurac Research is an applied research center located in Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy. The Eurac Research Institute for Biomedicine is home to an international and interdisciplinary team of scientists, students and support staff, integrated in an excellent network of international and national partners. Eurac Research ranks 35th among the best work places in Italy and offers many opportunities in combining work and family activities. Living and working in Bozen/Bolzano allows experiencing a unique combination of Alpine and Mediterranean culture right at the heart of one of the most exciting mountain regions in Europe.


Additional information

  • Selected scientific publications describing the CHRIS study: PubMed IDs 26541195, 28374192, 30017960, 30964923, 31801616
  • The CHRIS study is partner of several genome-wide association study consortia such as CHARGE, CKDGen, and MAGIC, among others
  • CHRIS study website for study participants: https://de.chris.eurac.edu/



  • Design and conduction of epidemiological studies
  • Identification and implementation of practical solutions for several study designs
  • Definition of standard operative procedures and data quality control routines
  • Liaison with hospital clinicians to define study procedures
  • Networking with scientific and non-scientific partners and stakeholders



  • At least five year post-doc experience in epidemiology or public health;
  • Proven experience in the scientific and applied conduct of population-based studies
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Team leading experience and excellent relational attitude
  • English fluency and command of either Italian or German language
  • Good publication record
  • Good knowledge of high level data analysis software such as R or Stata
  • Holding an MD degree is not required but will be an advantage


 We offer:​

  • 3 year full time contract
  • The opportunity to work on a large and well-characterized molecular epidemiology study
  • Scientific leadership opportunities
  • High level international cooperation
  • Salary depending on experience


 How to apply:

Review of applications will begin 31 August 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit their application (CV, cover letter and reference contacts) via email to jobs.biomedicine@eurac.edu stating "Senior Researcher in Clinical Epidemiology" as subject:

Eurac Research
Institute for Biomedicine

Via Galvani 31 – 39100 Bolzano, Italy
Email: jobs.biomedicine@eurac.edu- www.eurac.edu
Tel: +39 0471 055 500  / Fax: + 39 0471 055 599

For further information please contact Cristian Pattaro cristian.pattaro@eurac.edu


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