Position: Postdoctoral Researcher in Molecular Cell Biology

Department: Experimental Hepatology, Inflammation and Cancer

Code number: 2021-0092

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 project aims to dissect potentially druggable drivers of immune escape by oncogenic signaling pathways in liver cancer, using translational approaches and preclinical cancer models. Different state-of-the-art techniques will be applied, including novel, organoid-based transplantation cancer models, genetic perturbation of cancer and stromal cells and single-cell sequencing. The project will additionally involve the analysis and integration of multiple types of data to address questions in translational cancer biology.

We offer work in an international, motivating environment, collaborative possibilities in both basic and medical science, and close interactions with clinical partners that provide unique opportunities for a scientist with interdisciplinary interests.



The ideal candidate should hold a PhD degree in biology/ life sciences with an excellent background in biochemistry, cell or molecular biology. We look for a highly motivated and curious researcher with a strong interest in cancer biology and cell signaling. Additionally, the candidate should have experience in cell culture and molecular biology techniques. Experience in animal models of cancer and/ or computational skills would be of advantage. Furthermore, we expect passion for independent thinking, fluency in written and spoken English and a collaborative nature.

Applications should consist of a single pdf file including a curriculum vitae, a cover letter stating research and career interests, letter of recommendation and contact details of two referees.

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: 07.05.2021


Michael Dill
Phone +49 (0)6221/42-1520

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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