Position: 14 Interdisciplinary Postdoc Positions in the Heidelberg AI Health Innovation Cluster

Department: AI Health Innovation Cluster

Code number: 2022-0255


Apply for a prestigious 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 the "Heidelberg Mannheim Health & Life Science Alliance" (https://www.health-life-sciences.de/).

The interdisciplinary Postdoc Program of the cluster promotes outstanding researchers in the field of informatics and AI. The first cohort of postdocs have just started. All postdocs work on cutting-edge interdisciplinary projects at the interface of AI and medicine. Each project involves 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. All postdocs and projects receive further support by visionary data, software and ethics & legal competence centers, beyond the infrastructure the collaborating institutions generally provide to their researchers. 

We look forward to your application, if you can see yourself making a big difference for the use of AI in health and medical research.



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) asone single PDF file named lastname.forename via our online application portal. This application document should comprise your curriculum vitae, publication list, a one-page statement of research interests, degree certificates (incl. transcripts and translations, if applicable) and up to two letters of recommendation. In a second stage, upon invitation, you will have the opportunity to select up to two interdisciplinary projects. Available projects are already advertised on the AI Health Innovation Cluster web page (https://www.aih-cluster.ai/#projects). You can furthermore apply with your own self-defined project between two eligible laboratories, provided that you identify a suitable sponsor among the PIs. The selection process is coordinated by the DKFZ. Candidates who are selected by the committee will be offered employment at the coordinating institution of the respective project.


The cluster offers:

  •  A fully-funded position with competitive compensation 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 institution
  • 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: https://www.aih-cluster.ai/ 


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: ideally 01.01.2023

Duration: The positions are limited until 31.12.2024.

Application deadline: 31.08.2022


Dr. Daniela Beyer
Phone +49 (0)174/2699356

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.