Position: Postdoc

Department: Mechanisms Regulating Gene Expression

Code number: 2019-0407

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

Job description:

We are currently looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join the group of Michaela Frye at the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) in Heidelberg (Germany). The Frye lab studies the dynamic occurrence of various RNA modifications in a transcriptome-wide manner to understand how they contribute to major biological processes, including cellular diversity, stress responses, and cancer. 

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in molecular/cellular biology, stem cell biology and transgenic mouse models. The project will focus the role of RNA modification pathways in regulation stem cell differentiation in healthy tissues and epithelial cancer. 


A PhD in the field of life sciences and solid training in molecular and cellular biology is required. We use many different methodologies and concepts in different areas in biology. Therefore, an open mind set and a broad interest in biology across subfield boundaries is needed. Equally important is a high motivation to learn and adapt scientific challenges and to become a positive member of the lab.

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

Earliest possible start date: as soon as possible

Duration: The position is limited to 1 year with the possibility of prolongation.

The position can in principle be part-time. 

Application deadline: 08.02.2020


Dr. Michaela Frye
Phone +49 6221/42-4165

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

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.