Position: Data Scientist

Department: B Cell Immunology

Code number: 2019-0004

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:

  • Plan, coordinate and perform the development of REST API-capable components of a federated database system
  • Independent establishment of analysis workflows based on biological questions
  • Review and publication of development results


  • Master's degree in bioinformatics, informatics, statistics or related subjects
  • Advanced programming skills in at least two high-level languages, including R and/or Python
  • Working knowledge of relational databases (MariaDB, PostgreSQL)
  • Very good command of English (spoken and written)
  • Interest in biological systems and questions
  • Experience in Linux system administration are an advantage


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 3 years.

The position can in principle be part-time.

Application Deadline: 30.01.2019


Dr. Christian Busse
Phone +49(0)6221/42-1271

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.