Department: Junior Clinical Cooperation Unit Translational Surgical Oncology

Code number: 2020-0308

Average Postdoc Salary in Germany: $50,651 / Year

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 Clinical Cooperation Unit “Translational Surgical Oncology” investigates molecular mechanisms of metastasis in solid tumors of gastrointestinal and thoracic origin. Special emphasis is put on circulating and disseminated cancer cells and innovative preclinical models of solid malignancies. The group is part of the DKFZ and located at the Mannheim Medical Campus (University of Heidelberg). Our laboratory is a state-of-the-art molecular research lab and provides a comprehensive technical infrastructure. The position is supported by technical assistants and includes the supervision of PhD and MD students. Numerous opportunities to cooperate with other strong groups within the DKFZ, on the Mannheim/Heidelberg Campus, nationwide and worldwide are available.


We are looking for a highly motivated, team-oriented individual with strong interest and expertise in the field of molecular oncology and a well-founded biological background. Experience in standard laboratory techniques such as cell culture, FACS, PCR and next-generation sequencing is a prerequisite. Experience in animal models of intestinal tumors would be of definitive advantage. Documented skills in scientific publication are a prerequisite. The position includes responsibility in organization and strategic orientation of the group.

You should also fulfil the following requirements:

  • PhD degree in the field of life sciences
  • Extraordinary intrinsic and curiosity-driven motivation for research
  • Understanding of the biology of human solid tumors and their mechanisms of dissemination
  • Excellent proficiency in English

Applications should consist of a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae and contact information of two 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 initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of prolongation. ​

The position can in principle be part-time.

Application deadline: 10.12.2020


PD Dr. Sebastian Schoelch
Phone 0621/383-5253

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 (

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.

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