International Postdoc Program

International Postdoc

DKFZ Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Call for Applications 2019 has CLOSED on 15 September 2019.

Next Calls for DKFZ Postdoctoral Fellowships will be announced on these pages.

You can find more general information about 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 official program to provide comprehensive support to young researchers while doing their postdoc at the institute.

We aim to recruit highly talented young scientists from all over the world who wish to pursue research projects in basic and translational cancer research.

Through the research groups in DKFZ’s six Research Programs 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.  

Are you interested in joining DKFZ as a postdoctoral researcher?

Join our more than 1,200 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 doing your Postdoc at DKFZ you can enter the DKFZ 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!

Dr. Philipp Gebhardt – DKFZ Postdoc Program
© P. Gebhardt

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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