International Postdoc Program

International Postdoc

DKFZ Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Call for Applications for the DKFZ Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022 is currently closed and will open in May 2022.


You can find more general information on the fellowship scheme, eligibility criteria and requirements on the DKFZ Postdoctoral Fellowships pages.



Program Overview


The DKFZ Postdoc Program is the German Cancer Research Center’s central program to provide comprehensive support to young researchers while doing their postdoc at the center.

Highly talented young scientists from all over the world who wish to pursue research projects in basic and translational cancer research are welcome to join the program.

The DKFZ is a prime location to pursue basic and translational oncology research in one of its six research programs. Through the research divisions and groups, we provide access to cutting-edge research facilities and state-of-the-art labs. We foster personal career development of our postdoctoral researchers by offering a unique and tailored training portfolio and access to our DKFZ Career Center for Postdocs.

Are you interested in joining DKFZ as a postdoctoral researcher?

Join our more than 1,300 scientists who actively investigate how cancer develops, identify cancer risk factors and endeavor to find new strategies to prevent people from getting cancer and making treatment of cancer patients more successful. 

We want you to excel in your research and do our best to support you in mastering this very important phase of your scientific career.


If you are interested in starting your Postdoc at the DKFZ you can enter via one of the following routes:

  • Apply for the prestigious DKFZ Postdoctoral Fellowships

This program offers DKFZ-funded postdoctoral fellowships through a competitive recruitment process. Learn more about eligibility criteria, the application procedure and funding modalities on the funding pages.

  • Direct applications to research groups at DKFZ

Contact the principal investigator of the DKFZ research group of your choice directly. Ask about existing job opportunities or discuss how you could bring in your postdoctoral fellowship via external funding.

Find more information on DKFZ Research Programs and labs here.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Manager DKFZ International Postdoc Program

Dr. Philipp Gebhardt

office location:
DKFZ Main Building, Room D142b, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280


Administrative Office of the DKFZ Postdoc Program

Esther Mantey

office location:
DKFZ Main Building, Room D143a, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280


For general inquiries about the DKFZ International Postdoc Program, please use the contact form.

DKFZ Postdoc Program (M014)
German Cancer Research Center
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg

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