PhD Positions in Cancer Research

German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Are you looking for excellent research opportunities for your PhD studies at the forefront of basic, epidemiological or translational cancer research? At the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg, Germany’s largest biomedical research institute, more than 500 PhD students unravel the causes of cancer development and develop novel tools for diagnosis, treatment and prevention. 

PhD students are supported by a Thesis Advisory Committee, participate in scientific and professional skills courses, attend international conferences and receive career development support. The language of the PhD program is English. Full funding is provided for the duration of the PhD, either by the DKFZ, third party sources or in collaboration with the DAAD within their Graduate School Scholarship Program. 

The DKFZ offers PhD projects in diverse and interdisciplinary cancer research topics:

Cell Biology and Tumor Biology
Functional and Structural Genomics
Cancer Risk Factors and Prevention
Tumor Immunology
Imaging and Radiooncology
Infection, Inflammation and Cancer
Translational Cancer Research 

For more information and to apply online visit www.dkfz.de/phd

Applications are invited from international students holding the equivalent of a university Master’s degree in the natural sciences. Research experience and excellent English skills are a prerequisite.

Next application deadline:  5th January 2017