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 cancer research? The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg invites international students holding a Master’s degree in (molecular) biology, (bio-)chemistry, (bio-)physics, computational biology, computer science, epidemiology/public health studies and related subjects to apply for the International PhD Program.

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.

Research at the DKFZ is organized into the following programs with a lot of interaction and interdisciplinary PhD projects available across different 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

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Application deadline: 31st May 2018