Position: Clinician Scientist

Department: DKFZ-Hector Cancer Institut

Code number: 2020-0311

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 have an open position for a clinician scientist in the ‚DKFZ-Hector Cancer Institute at the University Medical Center Mannheim‘ (Director: Prof. Dr. Dr. Sonja Loges) which will be set up in the near future. The ‚DKFZ-Hector Cancer Institute at the University Medical Center Mannheim’ will be established in close collaboration of the DKFZ with the University Medical Center Mannheim as well as the Medical Faculty of the University of Heidelberg. This long partnership will be generously funded by the Hector-Foundation II.

‚DKFZ-Hector Cancer Institute at the University Medical Center Mannheim` will focus on translating novel basic research insights into early clinical trials. The unique positioning of the ´DKFZ-Hector Cancer Institute at the University Medical Center Mannheim‘ at the interface between basic and clinical research will facilitate the effective translation into the clinical setting. Furthermore, we will be constructing an innovative IT infrastructure to link clinical data with research data.

We are offering an interesting and challenging field of work as well as an excellent work environment in a dynamic and multinational team which works closely with national as well as international collaboration partners in academics as well as pharmaceutical companies. The working place is located in Heidelberg and Mannheim.


Job description:

The clinician scientist will be responsible for the treatment of patients in interventional and non-interventional clinical studies with a focus on precision oncology in solid tumors. Furthermore, the clinician scientist will work on research projects in the fields of Personalized Medical Oncology and Thoracic Oncology.


We are looking forward to receive applications from highly motivated 3rd to 4th year residents in internal medicine, hematology and oncology. Applicants should hold an MD with a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals and experience in preclinical and clinical research. Applicants should ideally have a documented strong expertise in cancer biology, tumor immunology cancer signaling, as well as bioinformatic analysis of NGS data. Experience in AI-based analysis of clinical or research datasets would be an asset for potential candidates.

The clinician scientist on this position is expected to work independently but collaboratively with other team members in the clinical trial unit and in the research lab. An excellent communication skill for scientific discussion is indispensable and proficiency in German and English is mandatory.

Full applications should include a curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, certificates, expected availability date, a list of publications and 2-3 references.

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 2 years with the possibility of prolongation.

The position can in principle be part-time.

Application Deadline: 11.12.2020


Dr. Melanie Janning
Phone +49 (0)621/383-1757

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

The DKFZ is committed to increase the proportion of women in all areas and positions in which women are underrepresented. Qualified female applicants are therefore particularly encouraged 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.