Position: Postdoc

Department: Personalized Medical Oncology

Code number: 2020-0350

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 Division of Personalized Medical Oncology (head: Prof. Sonja Loges MD, PhD) focusses on the identification of novel cancer-promoting mechanisms in the tumor microenvironment. Based on these functional insights we aim to derive novel targets for therapeutic intervention. Translation of research findings into the clinic will be possible at the newly founded „DKFZ-Hector Cancer Institute at the University Hospital Mannheim“, which is also directed by Prof. Sonja Loges and generously funded by the Hector Foundation II.

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 location is Heidelberg.


Job description:

We are looking for a postdoc to work on deciphering interactions at the interface between tumor and host with a focus on endothelial-immune crosstalk in the context of anti-tumor immune responses. The project comprises state-of-the-art preclinical models of anti-cancer immune therapies, primary cell cultures and innovative single cell technologies. In addition, a novel therapeutic monoclonal antibody will be jointly developed in collaboration with the dkfz genomics and proteomics core facility.


We are looking forward to receive applications from highly motivated scientists. Applicants should hold a master in biology or a related field as well as a PhD in this scientific area, with a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. Applicants should ideally have a documented strong expertise in cell culture, cancer biology, immunology cancer signaling, as well as animal application writing and in vivo (mouse) experience including FELASA B or C certificate.

The scientist on this position is expected to work independently but collaboratively with other lab members as well as with other research groups. An excellent communication skill for scientific discussion is indispensable and proficiency in English is mandatory.

Full applications should include 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
  • 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. ‚Äč

The position can in principle be part-time.

Application deadline: 29.01.2021


Victoria Gensch
Phone 0173/9752189

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 (https://www.dkfz.de/en/stellenangebote/index.php).

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.