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Full Professorship (W3) in "Infection, Inflammation and Cancer"



Ihre Aufgaben:

The position is available at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in cooperation with the Medical Faculty of the Heidelberg University.

Applications are welcome from internationally renowned scientists to lead a unique and highly innovative research program elucidating fundamental aspects in cancer development in the context of infections or chronic inflammation.

The professorship is embedded as new research division into the research progam "Infection, Inflammation & Cancer" of the DKFZ ( By using mechanistic, immunological and epidemiological approaches, this research program aims at the understanding of the link between infection or inflammation and cancer and translating obtained results into prophylactic and therapeutic strategies. A further aim of the research program is to continue the development of viruses as tools for cancer therapy. Therefore, we are looking for an internationally recognized scientist who develops and applies innovative approaches and methodologies and will strengthen, complement or expand our existing research program. The candidate should be highly motivated to contribute to existing research networks or establish new collaborations.

The DKFZ is home to more than 100 independent research units and thereby constitutes the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. The DKFZ offers state-of the-art infrastructure with excellent core facilities and international M.Sc. and PhD programs ( Its location on the Heidelberg Neuenheimer Feld campus within close proximity to the research institutes of Heidelberg University and the University clinics, as well as the EMBL and the MPI for Medical Research, further contributes to a vibrant international research atmosphere.

Ihr Profil:

Prerequisites for application are a university degree as well as a lecturer qualification (Habilitation), or a positively reviewed junior professorship or equivalent qualification (according to § 47, Section 2, of the State of Baden-Württemberg University legislation). The successful candidate will be appointed as a full professor of the University of Heidelberg according to the "Jülicher Modell". In case all legal requirements are met, the candidate will be appointed with a permanent civil-servant status. Please refer to further requirements according to § 47 and § 48(2) State Laws for Higher Education (LHG) of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

The DKFZ and the University of Heidelberg are equal opportunity employers, seeking to achieve a higher proportion of women in areas where they have not yet been adequately represented. Women with the required qualifications are actively encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to disabled applicants with equal qualifications and aptitude for the post.

Applications, including curriculum vitae incl. Copies of diplomas and degrees, list of publications, and a research concept, should be sent in printed version to Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Herzog, Dean Medical Faculty of the Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 672, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany, as well as by referring to the identification number of the online application tool ( to Prof. Dr. Michael Baumann, Scientific Director, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany, not later than November 24, 2017. Please follow the guide lines of the Medical Faculty at

Wir bieten:

  • Interessanten, vielseitigen Arbeitsplatz
  • Internationales Umfeld
  • Vergütung nach TV-L
  • Möglichkeiten zur Teilzeitarbeit
  • Flexible Arbeitszeiten
  • Gute Fort- und Weiterbildung




November 24, 2017

Weitere Informationen:

The German Cancer Research Center is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and encourages female applicants 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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