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.


The Division of Personalized Medical Oncology (Director: Prof. Dr. Dr. Sonja Loges) focusses on the identification of novel cancer-promoting mechanisms in the tumor microenvironment. Based on these functional insights we aim to derive novel targets for therapeutic intervention. Translation of research findings into the clinic will be possible at the newly founded „DKFZ-Hector Cancer Institute at the University Hospital Mannheim“, which is also directed by Prof. Sonja Loges and generously funded by the Hector Foundation II.


Job description:


Together with the Division of Applied Bioinformatics (Director: Prof. Dr. Benedikt Brors) we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to develop methods for integrative analysis of multi­level data on tumors, including whole-genome and/or whole-exome sequences of tumor and germline genomes, single-cell and spatial transcriptomics data, methylomes and corresponding clinical data. The position is placed in a dynamic and multinational, multidisciplinary team which works closely with national as well as international collaboration partners in academics as well as pharmaceutical companies. The workplace is located in Heidelberg.




The applicant should hold at least a master's degree in bioinformatics, computational biology or related fields, or a degree in biological sciences with demonstrated experience in computational biology / bioinformatics.


Previous experience in developing and applying computational methods applied to large datasets is expected. We especially seek candidates with prior experience in the analysis and the management of NGS data in the field of cancer biology.


Proficiency with relevant scripting languages and statistical data analysis tools such as Python and R (or equivalent) is required. Single-cell experience is a plus.


The ideal applicant should have demonstrated the ability to work independently and creatively. You should have excellent communications skills and be able to articulate clearly the scientific and technical needs, set clear goals and work within an interdisciplinary setting, communicating with other partners.


Full applications should include a curriculum vitae including any potential publications, a letter of motivation, certificates, expected availability date, and 2-3 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


Earliest Possible Start Date: as soon as possible


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


The position can in principle be part-time.


Application Deadline: 17.04.2021




Dr. Melanie Janning
Phone +49 (0)621/383-1757


Please note that we do not accept applications submitted via email.