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Ber­lin Insti­tute of Health @Cha­rité - QUEST Cen­ter

The pos­i­tion is loc­ated at the QUEST Cen­ter for Trans­form­ing Bio­med­ical Research at the Ber­lin Insti­tute of Health @Char­ité within the CAMARADES group. The goal of QUEST is to optim­ize bio­med­ical research in terms of sci­entific meth­od­o­logy, bioeth­ics, and research access­ib­il­ity. The team CAMARADES uses sys­tem­atic review and meta-ana­lysis to ana­lyse pub­lished pre­clin­ical lit­er­at­ure, provid­ing
import­ant inform­a­tion on factors that may be con­trib­ut­ing to trans­la­tional fail­ure.
Ischaemic stroke is a lead­ing cause of death and dis­ab­il­ity world­wide, however attempts to develop new treat­ments using pre­clin­ical mod­els have been unsuc­cess­ful. In stroke research, an import­ant con­sid­er­a­tion is how well we model rel­ev­ant patient char­ac­ter­ist­ics.
Under­stand­ing the impact of these mod­el­ling choices will help to help inform future research with improved poten­tial for trans­la­tion.

Stu­dent Assist­ent - STUD-HK 03.21.16 BIH QC II

Work­ing field:

Tasks asso­ci­ated with pre­clin­ical sys­tem­atic review, includ­ing:
  • Screen­ing pub­lic­a­tions to assess whether they meet cri­teria for inclu­sion in the review
  • Extract­ing data from included pub­lic­a­tions to a data­base
  • Assess­ing qual­ity and risks of bias in included pub­lic­a­tions
Addi­tional tasks may include:
  • Help­ing to imple­ment auto­ma­tion strategies for aspects of the review e.g. text min­ing
  • Data hand­ling, clean­ing, and syn­thesis


  • ordin­ar­ily enrolled stu­dents
  • Stu­dent of the life sci­ences
  • Basic com­put­ing and stat­ist­ical skills neces­sary, basic stat­ist­ical and pro­gram­ming skills an advant­age
  • Exper­i­ence in con­duct­ing exper­i­mental research an advant­age
  • Interest in meta-research
  • Highly pro­fi­cient in Eng­lish

What we of­fer:

We offer the oppor­tun­ity to join CAMARADES (Col­lab­or­at­ive Approach to Meta-Ana­lysis and Review of Animal Data from Exper­i­mental Stud­ies), a friendly research team within the BIH QUEST Cen­ter for Trans­form­ing Bio­med­ical Research. We use the meta-research tools, pre­clin­ical sys­tem­atic review and meta-ana­lysis, to invest­ig­ate some of the chal­lenges of trans­la­tional bio­med­ical research.

How to ap­ply:

exclus­ively by e-mail with indic­a­tion of the ref­er­ence num­ber to:

Con­tact per­son for ques­tions regard­ing the pos­i­tion:
Dr. Sarah McCann
Tel: 030 450 543 673