Position: 12 Interdisciplinary Postdoc Positions in the Heidelberg AI Health Innovation Cluster

Department: AI Health Innovation Cluster

Code number: 2021-0401


Apply for a prestigious two-year postdoctoral position within the “AI Health Innovation Cluster” Postdoc Program.

The newly established “AI Health Innovation Cluster“ in the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region combines the excellence and expertise of several renowned research and health institutions to concentrate and excel the existing research potential in modern health sciences. DKFZ, EMBL, the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg University and the University Clinics Heidelberg and Mannheim as well as the Central Institute for Mental Health have joined forces to promote cutting-edge research for AI applications in medicine and health. The AI Health Innovation Cluster is an activity within "Heidelberg Mannheim Health & Life Science Alliance".


Job description:

The interdisciplinary Postdoc Program of the cluster promotes outstanding researchers in the field of informatics and AI. Candidates will work on cutting-edge interdisciplinary projects at the interface of AI and medicine. Each project will involve a collaboration between two of the partner institutions of the cluster. The program excels the individual postdoctoral careers not only by providing state-of-the-art technical infrastructure and networks, but also by providing individual support towards developing an independent research career. This involves direct integration into project planning and management and supervision of students as well as a tailored mentorship program to further support the postdoctoral researchers on their career path. 

We look forward to your application, if you can see yourself making a big difference developing new algorithms and methods for the analysis of medical data.



We are looking for excellent candidates holding a doctoral degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering, physics or related quantitative sciences (e.g. bioinformatics or medical informatics).


Application procedure:

The application will be two-stage. In the first stage, please submit your complete application (in English) as one single PDF file via our online application portal. This application document should comprise your curriculum vitae, publication list, a one-page statement of research interests, a copy of the latest degree certificates (originals, transcripts and translations if applicable) and up to two letters of recommendation.

In a second stage, upon invitation you will have the opportunity to prioritize your favorite projects in a matching procedure between projects and candidates. Available projects will be advertised on the AI Health Innovation Cluster web page (see below). The selection process is coordinated by the DKFZ. Candidates who are selected by the committee will be offered a position at the partner institution where the selected project is based.


The cluster offers:

  • A fully-funded position with competitive remuneration at one of the seven participating institutions according to the applicable regulations of the respective institution
  • Join the large international community of postdoctoral researchers across the partner institutions
  • Make use of state-of-the-art research facilities and infrastructure
  • Receive comprehensive support by the Postdoc Program
  • Manage your own career development with training courses and career support
  • Share ideas and meet colleagues in the active Postdoc Network

 For further detailed information please visit: AI Health Innovation Cluster (aih-cluster.ai)


Earliest possible start date: as soon as possible

Duration: Die Stellen sind zunächst auf 2 Jahre befristet. Eine Verlängerung ist möglich.

Application deadline: 31.01.2022


Prof. Dr. Klaus Maier-Hein
Phone +49 (0)6221/42-2354

Please note that we do not accept applications submitted via email.

The partner institutions are committed to increase the proportion of women in all areas and positions in which women are underrepresented. Qualified female applicants are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.

To apply for a position please use our online application portal (https://www.dkfz.de/en/stellenangebote/index.php).

We ask for your understanding that we cannot return application documents that are sent to us by post (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Personalabteilung, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg) and that we do not accept applications submitted via email. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.