Position: Research Scientist

Department: Single-cell Open Lab

Code number: 2021-0050

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 DKFZ Single-cell Open Lab offers a position for a research scientist. Our lab establishes new methods in single-cell sequencing and offers support and training for DKFZ groups. In this way we work with over 30 groups in numerous projects. The tasks of our new lab member will include:

  • Establishing spatially resolved transcriptome data with single-cell resolution
  • Cloning of sequencing libraries, training and supporting ongoing projects
  • Optimization and integration of new methods in the lab with a focus on plate-based techniques coupled to flow cytometry
  • Planning and designing complex projects with research groups e.g. targeted sequencing, multi-omics


We are looking for candidates with a university degree in life science, PhD preferred. The candidates should have experience and very good knowlegde of NGS techniques and library preparation. Skills in data analysis are a plus. We also expect a solid background in microscopy, automation and flow cytometry. Previous work in the single-cell field is certainly an advantage.

Flexibility, self-motivation and innovative thinking will be required for the successful implementation of your work. This also includes excellent communication and organizational skills.

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 initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of prolongation. ‚Äč

The position can in principle be part-time.

Application deadline: 13.03.2021


Dr. Jan-Philipp Mallm
Phone +49 (0)6221/54-51378

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.