18 PhD Positions, Cancer Research: DKFZ – DAAD: 18 PhD Positions in the field of Cancer Research at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in collaboration with DAAD

Total Open Positions: 18 

Time Span and duration: as soon as possible for 3 years 

Field of Research: Mathematics / Natural Sciences / Medicine 

Subjects: Cancer Research 


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


  1. PhD students are supported by a Thesis Advisory Committee, participate in scientific and professional skills courses, attend international conferences and receive career development support.
  2. Language of the PhD program is English.
  3. 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 Areas

Research at the DKFZ is organized into the following programs:

  1. Cell Biology and Tumor Biology
  2. Functional and Structural Genomics
  3. Cancer Risk Factors and Prevention
  4. Tumor Immunology
  5. Imaging and Radiooncology
  6. Infection, Inflammation and Cancer
  7. Translational Cancer Research

Qualifications / Requirements

  1. Open for international students
  2. Holds the equivalent of a university Master’s degree in the natural sciences. Research experience and excellent English skills are a prerequisite.

Language test for English is requested for all applicants except those coming from German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), as well as native English speakers from Australia, Canada, Ireland, UK and USA.
Working Language & Language of Dissertation: English 

Application Procedure: Required Documents

  1. CV
  2. Reports, certificates
  3. Transcripts
  4. Letter of Motivation
  5. List of Publication
  6. Others : 2 letters of recommendation
Quick Overview————-
Organization German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)


Fellowship Level PhD
Country Germany
Subject areas Life Science Cancer Research
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 5th January


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