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Junior Research Groups

Junior Research Groups


The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg invites you to develop your own research ideas in Germany‘s largest biomedical research institute. Junior Research Group Leaders at the DFKZ profit from:

  • The international community of > 100 research groups
  • Excellent research conditions and access to state-of-the-art scientific facilities
  • Internal and international collaborations and scientific exchange through interdisciplinary projects
  • Initial funding for 5-6 years with a tenure option
  • Position equivalent to Assistant Professor level
  • Career support through professional development training, family support and child care
  • Administrative support for employees through International Staff Service, PhD Program, Postdoc Program

You can become a Junior Research Group Leader at DKFZ if you are a scientist (PhD or MD degree) with more than two and less than six years of postdoctoral experience. We welcome applications from self-motivated candidates with substantial international research experience and an outstanding scientific track record. Candidates should propose highly innovative research projects and demonstrate that they can work independently and successfully acquire third-party funding.

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