PhD in Statistics and Data Science for the Life Sciences

at Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Published January 20, 2023
Location Munich, Germany
Category Machine Learning  
Job Type Scholarship  


The TUM Biostatistics/Mathematics group is seeking a PhD candidate (m,f,x) with the objective of developing statistical and machine learning approaches to solve problems arising in contemporary biostatistics and life science re-search. Ongoing applications include clinical risk prediction and climate change with collaborators at the TUM Rechts der Isar Hospital, TUM School of Life Sciences in Weihenstephan, and United States National Cancer Institute.

- A Master’s degree in statistics, mathematics or informatics/computer/data
science with strong statistical focus.
- R programming, database, computer and software implementation skills.
- German and English communication skills for both writing and speaking.
- Teamwork skills for collaborating with interdisciplinary teams of clinicians
and scientists.

- Perform high-quality research resulting in publications in international
peer-reviewed journals and presentations at international conferences.
- Organize and conduct exercise courses for Bachelor and Master level courses
in applied regression, computational statistics and data analysis, mentor
Bachelor and Master theses
- Perform cloud computing, hardware and software installation as required for

We offer
- A vibrant interdisciplinary research and educational working environment
within the TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology.
- Salary according to the rates of public service, level E13.
- Opportunities for soft-skill and career training.
- As part of the Excellence Initiative, the TUM is actively pursuing the
strategic goal of substantially increasing the diversity of its faculty and
- As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the TUM explicitly
encourages nominations of and applications from women.
- Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same
qualifications as other candidates.

The position is available starting April 1 2023.

Application deadline is February 15, 2023
Send a cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, final transcript of records from the Master’s degree, and a copy of the Master’s thesis as a single PDF file to Prof. Donna Ankerst (

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Kontakt: Donna Ankerst (