Are you looking for an excellent opportunity to expand your research experience and to complement your clinical and scientific training?

Apply for one of our two-year CLINICIAN SCIENTIST FELLOWSHIPS at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) .

The DKFZ in Heidelberg belongs to the leading cancer research centers worldwide and offers exciting opportunities to work in one of over 100 research divisions and groups.

The center commits itself to strengthening the research profile of clinician scientists.




Team up with a strong partner to support your translational research ambitions!

Strengthen your profile through tailored mentoring and training opportunities to gain basic and translational cancer research experience in a world-class scientific setting. 

We are seeking highly motivated physicians who are currently conducting specialized medical training and who wish to enhance their careers. The DKFZ Clinician Scientist Fellowships are characterized by protected research time, comprehensive training offers and intersectoral mentoring relationships.

Use this unique opportunity to complement your clinical training and to actively develop your long-term career perspectives as a clinician scientist!


Submit your complete application materials (in English) as one single PDF file via our online application portal.

Deadline: March 15, 2021

The application document should comprise:

  • Curriculum vitae (incl. publication list and documentation of your clinical/research experience)
  • One-page motivation letter (incl. statement of your research interests)
  • Copy of degree certificates (originals, transcripts and translations if applicable)
  • Contact details of two references who are familiar with your work

Further information and eligibility criteria: 

Please note:   

Applications need to be submitted in English.

Candidates are encouraged to contact division heads and group leaders before application to discuss potential projects.

Duration: 2 years

Application Deadline: 15.03.2021


Dr. Philipp Gebhardt
Phone +49 (0)6221/42-1668

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 (

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.