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August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

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Population Health Research Group
Statistical Programmer

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_111452443
Date Posted: 12/15/2014
Date Inactive: 01/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Statistical Programmer
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Rostock, GERMANY
JEL Classification: I1 -- Health
Population Health
Salary Range: according to Germany TVöD
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research is recruiting a highly qualified statistical programmer to work on a project analyzing the relationship between health behaviors and mortality in aging populations. The successful candidate may have background in statistics, computer science, mathematics, or an applied discipline such as demography or economics or related field. Experience in using statistical software, analyzing large datasets, and collaboration with research teams are desirable.
The statistical programmer will join the newly established Population Health Research Group that is led by the Director of the MPIDR Mikko Myrskylä. The work will be supervised jointly by professors Mikko Myrskylä and Neil Mehta. Our team members use mostly Stata, R and MATLAB and experience with these environments is useful but not a prerequisite.

Interested applicants should provide:
(1) Letter of Interest (max two pages)
(2) Curriculum Vitae
(3) Names and contact information for 2 references

Applications should be sent by e-mail to For inquires about the position please contact Mikko Myrskylä or Neil Mehta Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

The MPIDR is a leading institute in demographic research hosting a diverse range of labs with interdisciplinary topics. The working language of the MPIDR is English. For more information about the MPIDR, please see The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the share of women in areas where they are underrepresented, and strongly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

Application Requirements:
  • Questions for Candidates
  • Letters of Reference
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
Application deadline: 03/31/2015
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