Position: Postdoc in Bioinformatics, Medical Informatics or Biostatistics

Department: DKTK Berlin

Code number: 2022-0223

The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With more than 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.

Together with university partners at seven renowned partner sites, we have established the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK). For the partner site Berlin, the DKFZ offers a postdoc position in bioinformatics, medical informatics or biostatistics as part of the research group "Molecular Neuropathology" (AG Prof. Capper) at the Institute for Neuropathology at the Charité Universitätsmedizin.

The group deals with genetic and epigenetic changes in brain tumors and other tumors and has a focus on translational diagnostic applications (transfer of experimental diagnostic methods to clinical practice).

Job description:

The job holder should further develop an infrastructure for processing and storing genomic and epigenomic data.

Furthermore, the collected data should be analyzed exploratively with the aim of deepening the understanding of tumor development and possible optimization of therapy.


  • Master's degree in the field of bioinformatics, medical informatics or a similar degree, doctorate desirable
  •  Extensive experience in dealing with Linux, the statistical programming language R and script language (e.g. Bash or Phython)
  •  Experience with Git or other version control software is an advantage
  •  Experience in the administration and storage of data (construction of a NAS, data backup routines, etc.) or willingness to familiarize yourself with this
  • Experience in the analysis of genetic/epigenetic array data and/or next generation sequencing data is helpful but not a mandatory requirement
  • Experience with database development (Access/VBA, handling Structured Query Language if necessary) or willingness to familiarize yourself with it
  • Very good knowledge of English, knowledge of German desirable
  • independent, committed and reliable way of working
  • Willingness to experiment, openness to further technical developments
  • Flexibility, ability to work in a team

We offer:

  • Interesting, versatile workplace
  • International, attractive working environment
  • Campus with modern state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Salary according to TV-L including social benefits
  • Possibility to work part-time
  • Flexible working hours
  • Comprehensive further training program
  • Access to the DKFZ  International Postdoc Program

Important notice:

The DKFZ is subject to the regulations of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG). As a consequence, only persons who present proof of immunity against measles as well as against COVID-19 may work at the DKFZ.

Earliest possible start date: as soon as possible

Duration: The position is initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of prolongation. ‚Äč

The position can in principle be part-time.

Application deadline: 14.07.2022


David Capper
Phone +49 (0)30/450 536498

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

The DKFZ is 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.