Current vacancy at German Cancer Research Center

Clinician Scientist Fellowships

Location Heidelberg

Hire Date 01.07.2019


Job profile:

The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) recognizes the strong need for positions in which clinician scientists can develop their specific career profile. By offering research fellowships with dedicated research time, comprehensive training, and mentoring, the center will support you in acquiring  broader research experience that will complement your clinical training.

The DKFZ Clinician Scientist Program fosters innovative translational research by strengthening the research profile of clinician scientists. The Program deepens the link between basic and clinical research, ensuring efficient transfer from bedside to bench and back.

The German Cancer Research Center aims to recruit highly talented physicians-in-training who wish to gain basic and translational cancer research experience in a world-class scientific setting. Research groups in DKFZ’s research programs provide access to cutting-edge research facilities and state-of-the-art labs.

More details about funding, duration, and the selection procedure can be found here.

  • Full-time or part-time
  • Childcare available
  • Compensation is based on TV-L

About the German Cancer Research Center

The German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg is one of the world’s leading cancer research centers and is committed to strengthening the research profile of clinician scientists. Team up with a strong partner to support your translational research ambitions and take advantage of a broad range of opportunities to gain basic and translational cancer research experience in a world-class scientific setting.

How to apply for a DKFZ fellowship

When preparing your application, please compile the required documents in a single PDF document, which you will then upload during the online application process:

  • Curriculum vitae (incl. publication list and documentation of your clinical/research experience)
  • One-page motivation letter (incl. statement of your research interests)
  • Copy of degree certificates (originals, transcripts and translations if applicable)
  • Contact details of two references who are familiar with your work

Applications must be submitted in English.

Candidates are encouraged to contact division heads and group leaders at the DKFZ Heidelberg before applying to discuss potential projects. Research profiles of host groups and project topics can be accessed here. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and additional groups will be added continuously.


The application deadline is March 15th, 2019.

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