Apply for a prestigious two-year POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

The DKFZ in Heidelberg belongs to the leading Cancer Research Centers worldwide and invites applications for eight two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships. We are seeking highly motivated applicants interested in cancer research to work in one of over 100 DKFZ research divisions and groups. As Germany’s largest biomedical research institute, the Center offers exciting opportunities for postdocs in basic, computational, epidemiological, and translational cancer research. Located on the biomedical campus of Heidelberg University, in close vicinity to other top research institutions, DKFZ provides an interdisciplinary working environment that builds on scientific exchange and excellence.



  • Join our large international community of postdoctoral researchers
  • Make use of state-of-the-art research facilities and infrastructure
  • Full access to all services of the DKFZ International Postdoc Program
  • Manage your own career development with training courses and career support
  • Share ideas and meet colleagues in the active DKFZ Postdoc Network


Submit your complete application (in English) as one PDF file via our online application portal.
 Deadline: September 15, 2019

Your application document should comprise:

  • Curriculum vitae (incl. publication list and documentation of your research experience)
  • One-page motivation letter (incl. statement of your research interests)
  • Copy of latest degree certificates (originals, transcripts and translations if applicable)
  • Two letters of recommendation

Further information and eligibility criteria: www.dkfz.de/postdoc

Duration: 2 years

Application Deadline: September 15, 2019


Dr. Philipp Gebhardt
Phone +49 (0)6221/42-1668

The German Cancer Research Center is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and encourages female applicants 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 (www.dkfz.de/jobs).

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.