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Fellowships 2020 in Clinical Cancer Research

German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Are you looking for an excellent opportunity to expand your research experience and to complement your clinical and scientific training?

Apply for one of our two-year FELLOWSHIPS in CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH for Clinician Scientists and Medical Scientists. 

Fellows will be hosted at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) or the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg.


Team up with a strong partner to support your translational research ambitions!

Strengthen your profile through tailored mentoring and training opportunities to gain basic and translational cancer research experience in a world-class scientific setting. 

We are seeking highly motivated physicians who are currently conducting specialized medical training and who wish to enhance their careers. The DKFZ Clinician Scientist Fellowships are characterized by protected research time, comprehensive training offers and intersectoral mentoring relationships.

Use this unique opportunity to complement your clinical training and to actively develop your long-term career perspectives as a clinician scientist! 


Be part of NCT Heidelberg – where cancer research meets patient care! 

Get protected research time to work on one of two current topics in clinical cancer research, Digital Oncology and Clinical Trials. Benefit from specific mentoring by experts and a tailored career service, complemented by a plethora of networking and training opportunities. 

The HSO² Fellowship Program aims to bridge translational cancer research and clinical practice by strengthening the profiles of early-career Clinician Scientists and Medical Scientists.

Apply now to enhance your professional development at NCT Heidelberg, a leading center for translational cancer research.

Join us to… 

  • Expand your research experience
  • Complement your clinical and scientific training
  • Take advantage of protected time for your research
  • Receive comprehensive training and tailored mentoring
  • Make use of state-of-the-art research facilities and infrastructure
  • Extend your network and meet colleagues working in basic and translational research 


Submit your complete application materials (in English) as one PDF file via our online application portal.

Deadline: March 15, 2020

The application document should comprise: 

  • Curriculum vitae (incl. publication list and documentation of your clinical/research experience)
  • One-page motivation letter (incl. statement of your research interests)
  • Copy of degree certificates (originals, transcripts and translations if applicable)
  • Contact details of two references who are familiar with your work 

Further information and eligibility criteria:  

During submission of your application you will be asked to indicate your personal preference(s) for the available fellowship tracks.

Please note:   

  • Applications need to be submitted in English.
  • Candidates are encouraged to contact division heads and group leaders before application to discuss potential projects. 
Location: Heidelberg - Germany
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th January 2020
Closes: 15th March 2020
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