Position: Research Scientist in Cancer Genomics

Department: DKTK Frankfurt - Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt, Medizinische Klinik II

Code number: 2022-0013

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). We are looking for a research scientist to support the work of the Cancer Genomics Unit and the Molecular Tumor Board at the DKTK site Frankfurt / Mainz which is located on the campus of the University Hospital Frankfurt.


Job description:

The successful candidate will analyse tumor samples using next-generation sequencing technologies. To this end, the candidate will establish and monitor next-generation sample preparation workflows and data analysis pipelines. In addition, the candidate will be asociated to the Department of Bioinformatics in Oncology (Buettner group) and involved in research projects on the application-driven development of data-science based tools for the analysis of next-generation sequencing data. The candidate will further collaborate with research groups in Frankfurt and Heidelberg.


We are looking for a candidate with a background in cancer biology, bioinformatics or a related field (e.g. mathematics, computer science, statistics). A master's degree at least is required (e.g. M.Sc.). Previous experience in next-generation sequencing sample preparation and data analysis is essential. In addition, the candiate should be familiar with common bioinformatics software tools. Knowledge of programming / scripting languages (e.g. R or Python) and best practices in software development as well as experience with Linux environments, cloud computing and the application of data science / machine learning algorithms is a plus.
The candidate will closely interact with other researchers and clinicians therefore good English communication skills are required.

To apply please submit a single PDF file containing the cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant degree certificates and contact details for at least two reference persons.

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

Earliest Possible Start Date: 01.06.2022

Duration: The position is limited to 2 years.

The position can in principle be part-time.

Application Deadline: 05.02.2022


Prof. Dr. Florian Buettner
Phone +49 173 4613687

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.