15 September, 2019



(Paid Opportunity)



The DKFZ with its more than 3,000 employees is the largest biomedical research institute in Germany. The institute has strong partnerships with universities, research institutes, and industry partners, both in Europe and worldwide. The quality of research at the DKFZ is highlighted by the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Prof. Harald zur Hausen and the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Prof. Stefan Hell.

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The long-term goal of the German Cancer Research Center is to unravel the causes and mechanisms of cancer development and, based on new insights, to develop novel tools for diagnosis, early detection, treatment, and prevention. We build on outstanding basic biomedical research, an evaluation of complex systems (systems biology), as well as efficient platforms for the translation of new findings from “bench to bedside”.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Cell Biology and Tumor Biology.
  • Functional and Structural Genomics.
  • Cancer Risk Factors and Prevention.
  • Tumor Immunology.
  • Imaging and Radio oncology.
  • Infection, Inflammation, and Cancer.
  • Transitional Cancer Research.

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Program Period

2 Years. 

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • A qualification equivalent to a PhD or MD is a prerequisite for all applications.
  • Candidates should document their successful previous research endeavors with publications.
  • The candidates should be at an early stage of their career, having held a PhD for no longer than 2 years.
  • The fellowship is not open for internal candidates, unless they have been recruited not longer than 6 months before the application deadline.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

DKFZ Postdoc salaries are competitive by national standards and are negotiated and confirmed during the recruitment phase should a fellowship be offered.

The fellowships are initially offered for a duration of two years.

How to Apply

First Step:

The following documents should be provided as one single PDF file:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Publication list
  3. One-page statement of research interests
  4. Copy of the latest degree certificate
  5. Two letters of recommendation

Second Step: 

The complete application needs to be submitted as one single PDF via our ONLINE APPLICATION PORTAL.

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