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Institution Faculty of Medicine - Chair of Public Health and Health Services Research at the Institute for Medical Information Processing, Biometry, and Epidemiology (IBE)
Full-time / Part-time Part-time (10-15 hours/week)
Start date As soon as possible (The position is initially limited to five months, that is until January 31, 2023)
Application deadline 2022-08-30

About us:

There are four multidisciplinary working groups located at the Chair of Public Health and Health Services Research: Evidence-based Public Health, Biopsychosocial Health, Medical Climatology, and Public Health Evaluation. Public health is a highly interdisciplinary, empirical science that focuses on the health of a population. Under the direction of Prof Dr Eva Rehfuess, a variety of innovative projects are carried out to improve health, including child health, mental health, environment and health, as well as public health nutrition, often in close cooperation with actors from politics and practice at local, national and international level.
The research project "Health-focused policy evaluations employing quasi-experimental methods in the European Region: A maximum-variation sample examining methodological and conceptual heterogeneity" is intended to lay the foundation for future projects at the Chair applying quasi-experimental study designs.
The project is focused on the question of how these methods are used in evaluation studies examining the health impact of policies implemented in the European region.

We are looking for you:

Student Assistant (m/f/x)

in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • Support the project lead in conducting a scoping review, i.e. including the following steps:  

- Development of a study protocol
- Systematic literature searches in scientific data bases
- Data and literature management
- Identification of relevant studies („Screening“)
- Data extraction, data presentation
- Preparation of a scientific publication

  • Further project

Your qualifications:

  • You are enrolled in a university degree in public health, epidemiology, health sciences, medicine, social sciences or a related field.
  • Some experience with scientific work is an advantage.
  • You are familiar with the common MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • You have excellent coordination and communication skills.
  • You have good or very good knowledge of spoken and written English.
  • You work conscientiously, independently and in a structured manner and are happy to take on responsibility.
  • You are interested in conducting systematic reviews and in the use of quasi-experimental research methods.


You will work on this project under the guidance and in close cooperation with the project lead whilst conducting individual work steps independently. You will support work on an innovative topic (quasi-experimental study designs in public health), which is receiving a great deal of attention both nationally and internationally.
If you are interested, there exists the possibility of conducting the project as part of an internship within the M.Sc. in Public Health. It may be possible to continue the project as part of a master's thesis (to be discussed as the project progresses).
The working hours per week can be set flexibly between 10 and 15 hours/week. Your daily or weekly working hours can be planned flexibly. The monthly remuneration is based on the remuneration of student assistants at LMU Munich. The position is initially limited to five months, that is until January 31, 2023.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


Please send your application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates) by email (in one PDF file, max. 5 MB) to Dr Kerstin Sell by August 30th, 2022. Dr Sell is also available for queries.

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