Position: Postdoctoral Researcher

Department: Adaptive Immunity and Lymphoma

Code number: 2021-0022

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.

Job description:

The Junior Research Group “Adaptive Immunity and Lymphoma” (headed by Sandrine Sander) is interested in the immune system and its tumors. Mechanistic insights in the molecular mechanisms underlying the activation of B cells and their transformation in lymphoma cells is the focus of our work. Through a combined analysis of disease-relevant processes in normal and malignant cells, novel approaches for targeted cancer treatment are developed.

We are looking for an enthusiastic scientist who is interested in basic and translational research and enjoys teamwork. The successful applicant will work in an international team with scientists and PhD students on a research project dealing with non-coding RNAs and their impact in B cell lymphomagenesis. The scientist will lead a collaborative research project with partners in Israel and will study in vivo and in vitro models.


The applicant should hold a PhD degree in immunology/cancer research or in a related field with a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. A high level of motivation, flexibility and responsibility as well as very good communication skills in English are expected. A strong expertise in animal experiments (FELASA B or C certificate) and in experimental techniques (flow cytometry and sorting; genome editing in tumor and primary cells; high throughput sequencing analyses) is an advantage.

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.

The position can in principle be part-time.

Application deadline: 10.03.2021


Dr. Sandrine Sander
Phone +49 (0)6221/42-1730

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.

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