Position: Postdoctoral Position in Immunooncology

Department: DKTK Munich, Klinikum rechts der Isar, TranslaTUM (Zentralinstitut für Translationale Krebsforschung), Translational Immunotherapy

Code number: 2021-0338

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.

Together with university partners at seven renowned partner sites, we have established the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK).
For the partner site of DKTK Munich the German Cancer Research Center is offering a postdoctoral position in the field of immunooncology.


Job description:

The group of Translational Immunotherapy at the TranslaTUM, Klinikum rechts der Isar,  is investigating the immunogenicity of tumors focusing on the neoantigen landscape, respective T-cell responses and the immune microenvironment in the context of genetic abberations. Such information can be used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes and the candidate will provide as a core facility to other users. In detail, primary tumor material from patients will be analyzed in an integrated manner including immunprecipitation of MHC peptides and peptide elution, culturing of tumor cell lines, sorting and characterization of tumor infiltrating immune cells followed by functional in vitro. Results will be used to develop a translational therapeutic pipeline for personalized immunotherapies.The position is embedded into a very rich research environment of the TUM involving a diversity of research consortiums. The team is working in a highly interdisciplinary environment together with basic researchers, pathologists and clinician scientists. Access to a state-of-the-art technical infrastructure is given.



We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with an educational profile (at least master's degree or comparable) in biomedicine, biology, biochemistry or related fields with preferentially a scientific background in immunology, tumor immunology and/or immunooncology.

Extended experiences in basic and advanced cellular and molecular biology techniques are required. Applications from candidates with experiences in big data analyses and bioinformatics are especially welcome.

The succesful candidate should be working independently and improving constantly technical and scientific skills. High accurateness in the experimental work and self-motivation is necessary. Good communication skills and the capability to work in a team are highly relevant. Oral and written fluency of the English language is required.

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: 01.01.2022

Duration: The position is limited to 2 years with the possibility of prolongation.

The position can in principle be part-time.

Application deadline: 08.12.2021


Christine Koppenhöhl
Phone +49 (0)89/4400-54627

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.