Research Associate at the Institute of Nutrition Science
Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Institute of Nutrition Science

Research Associate at the Institute of Nutrition Science


The Friedrich Schiller University Jena combines: people and ideas, science and business, universities and non-university research. Rooted in the heart of Germany and networked all over the world, she shapes the character of Jena as a future-oriented and cosmopolitan city.

At the Institute of Nutritional Sciences of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena is at the earliest possible date a position as

Research Associate

to occupy.

At the Institute of Nutritional Sciences, the connections between nutrients and cardiovascular diseases are being investigated as part of the BMBF-funded competence cluster for nutrition and cardiovascular health (nutriCARD). nutriCARD is an interdisciplinary joint project of the Universities of Halle, Jena and Leipzig, and one of four national competence centers for nutrition research.

As part of our interdisciplinary team, you are instrumental in preparing and conducting meta-analyzes that explore the relationships between nutrients, food groups and diets and the development of obesity, cardiometabolic disorders, type 2 diabetes mellitus and / or the occurrence of cardiovascular events to be examined.

Main tasks:

Systematic thematic literature research
Planning and conducting meta-analyzes
Publication and presentation of the results
Processing the results for transfer to selected target groups
Participation in scientific conferences and public events

Qualification requirements:

University degree (diploma / master) in nutritional sciences, biochemistry, biology, or subjects such as (bio) statistics
Good knowledge of statistical software like R, SAS, or STATA
Good previous knowledge in the field of nutritional physiology and human nutrition
Good command of English (spoken and written) and secure use of Microsoft Office applications
Ability for independent and flexible work as well as strong team spirit
Willingness and interest in interdisciplinary collaborations and own scientific work

We offer:

an inspiring academic environment and opportunities for creative development and design of an innovative research project
Cooperation in an international and interdisciplinary team
attractive fringe benefits, eg capital contributions, job ticket (perks for public transport), occupational pension scheme (VBL)
a university health promotion and a family-friendly working environment
In addition, the applicant is expected to work on a scientific qualification project, eg a doctorate. Participation in the nutriCARD graduate program "Graduate School of Molecular and Biomedical Nutrition" offers the opportunity to develop specialist and interdisciplinary skills.


The position is initially limited to 31.08.2021; an extension is sought. It is a half place (50%). The remuneration is based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service of the Länder (TV-L) in accordance with the personal requirements up to the remuneration group 13.


Severely handicapped people are given preference for equal qualifications, aptitude and professional qualifications.


Applicants send their complete application documents, stating the registration number mentioned above, preferably by e-mail in a PDF file summarized until 31.08.2019:

Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorkowski

Institute of Nutrition

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Dornburger Strasse 25

07743 Jena


Tel: 03641-949710

Fax: 03641-949712


We ask you to submit your documents only as copies, as they will be properly destroyed after the application process. Please also note our application notes

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Registration number

Application address
Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Institute of Nutrition
Dornburger Straße 25
07743 - Jena

Contact person
Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Lorkowski
Telephone: 03641-949710
Fax: 03641-949712

Tender from: 22.07.2019
Application deadline: 31.08.2019

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