The German Cancer Research Center is an attractive employer. We offer excellent working conditions both in science and administration in a modern, international setting.
Our PhD program, the Helmholtz International Graduate School for Cancer Research established in 2008, guarantees top-level training for doctoral students. Furthermore, DKFZ scientists are teaching in the major subject of Cancer Biology, which is part of the English-language Master’s Program in Molecular Biosciences. The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is an opportunity for young postdoctoral scientists to work at the forefront of cancer research in one of the research labs at DKFZ. The Junior Research Groups model provides an opportunity for talented young scientists to pursue their science career with adequate equipment and independence.
Promoting young researchers and other young job entrants is a major priority at DKFZ. The Center is one of the largest providers of vocational training in the region and offers about 100 apprenticeships every year. Our department of Training and In-Service Training offers excellent continuing education possibilities for all employees.
At DKFZ, measures to promote equal opportunities have been in place for a long time. The Center subjected itself to the audit “Work and Family“, an instrument for making it easier to combine work and family, and was awarded the basic certificate in 2006. This was confirmed and renewed in a re-audit in 2009. To support “double career couples”, DKFZ assists marriage partners of newly appointed scientists in their search for an adequate job in the region making use of its cooperation with other Heidelberg research institutes.