Position: Group Leader - Pediatric Leukemia

Department: Clinical Cooperation Unit Pediatric Leukemia

Code number: 2020-0247

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.

The Clinical Cooperation Unit Pediatric Leukemia at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) has recently been inaugurated by the DKFZ and the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University. The unit is headed by Professor Andreas Kulozik and focuses on mechanisms of treatment resistance and relapse in pediatric leukemia and in precursor T-cell lymphoblastic leukemia in particular.

We are looking forward to integrating a researcher wishing to make the next step in his/her career as a group leader. The successful applicant will have a scientific focus in pediatric leukemia preferably with experience in bio-computational analyses.

Job description:

The group leader will be responsible for the recruitment of a postdoctoral scientist to the group, will have access to the DKFZ international PhD program and other funding programs of the DKFZ, and will have a budget for consumables and purchase of Instrumentation.


We are searching for a scientist with an independent research profile with documented expertise in the field of pediatric leukemia research preferably with a strong background in preclinical models and/or biocomputational analysis.

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

Earliest Possible Start Date: as soon as possible

Duration: The position is limited to 5 years.

The postion can in principle be part-time.

Application Deadline: 08.11.2020


Prof. Dr. Andreas Kulozik
Phone +49 (0)6221/56-4500

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.