Position: Postdoctoral Fellow Position

Department: Clinical Cooperation Unit Applied Tumor Immunity

Code number: 2020-0240

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.

We offer a position for a computational biologist, computational immunologist, or bioinformatician in the dynamic cross-disciplinary team comprising experienced scientists, physicians, and computational scientists of the Applied Tumor Immunity group headed by Prof. Dirk Jäger at the DKFZ/NCT.


Job description:

The main task is the analysis of high-throughput datasets including NGS data and their immunological interpretation in order to develop and improve immunotherapeutic treatment approaches, and to support clinical trials and research projects. The applicant is expected to further develop the established analysis pipelines and workflows in close collaboration with project partners. The applicant will have access to a wealth of resources including clinical data, computing facilities, and scientific/technical core facilities.


The applicant should have a PhD in one of the following fields: computer science, bioinformatics, computational biology, or relevant engineering disciplines. The applicant should demonstrate scientific/technical capacity with a relevant or broadly relevant publication record. Experience in the computational analysis of omics data, solid programming skills in a high-level programming language (e.g. C, C++, Java) and/or appropriate scripting languages such as R or Python, as well as familiarity with Linux compute clusters are highly beneficial. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and strong ability to independently solve problems while working effectively with the principal investigator and lab colleagues, are required. The applicant should be able to articulate clearly the scientific and technical requirements, and work within a cross-disciplinary setting and within deadlines. 

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 2 years with the possibility of prolongation.

The position can in principle be part-time.

Application deadline: 03.10.2020


Dr. Paula Klug
Phone +49 (0)6221/56-38016

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.                           

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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.