Position: Postdoc position in Clinical Bioinformatics improving breast cancer therapies

Department: Molecular Genetics

Code number: 2020-0222

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.

Within a clinical trial between the National Center for Tumor Diseases and the German Cancer Research Center we offer a position for a clinical bioinformatician. The workplace will be in the Division of Molecular Genetics at the dkfz in an international team of bioinformaticians, molecular biologists and clinicians. Your task is to identify targeted therapies for breast cancer patients. The dkfz is situated in Heidelberg, Germany in a large campus housing the University Hospital as well as other university departments and research institutes.


Job description:

You will work together with experienced clinical bioinformaticians and clinicians to analyze whole genome and transcriptome sequencing data of breast cancer patients. The analysis results will improve personalized treatment recommendations that will be discussed in weekly tumor boards at the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) on campus. Furthermore, you are expected to improve already-established analysis pipelines and to develop own workflows supporting clinically relevant interpretation of the next generation sequencing data. In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop own research projects in collaboration with the experimental groups within the division.


Bioinformatician with experience in the analysis of next generation sequencing data, ideally in a clinical context interpreting actionable mutations. Knowledge of breast cancer biology and cancer drugs is an advantage.

A master's degree (Bioinformatics) is required.

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 3 years. ‚Äč

The position can in principle be part-time.

Application deadline: 02.10.2020


Dr. Marc Zapatka
Phone +49 (0)6221/42-4584

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.