Fully funded PhD positions at the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ). Application deadline 5th January 2020.
German Cancer Research Centre (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum – DKFZ) is a foundation under public law which operates the largest biomedical research institute in Germany. The DKFZ is a member of the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres. The centre is dedicated to all areas of cancer research including basic, computational, epidemiological, and translational cancer research. Employees include two Nobel Prize winners.
DKFZ runs a fully funded PhD programme for international researchers from a variety of backgrounds including (molecular) biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computational biology, data/computer science or epidemiology/public health studies and health economics.
The curriculum is in English and includes scientific and professional training.
Positions are available in any of the six main research programmes of the DKFZ:
In addition, there are opportunities in interdisciplinary collaborations covering topics such as:
All PhD students are enrolled at the Helmholtz International Graduate School for Cancer Research.
The DKFZ is home to over 500 PhD students at any time.
Eligible to apply are the students meeting the following criteria:
Some applicants from non-English speaking and non-German speaking countries may have also to prove proficiency in English.
Applicants still studying for their degree should anticipate to receive it not later than 6 months after the application deadline.
All PhD positions at the DKFZ are fully funded for three years. The salaries are competitive by national standards. There is no tuition fee.
Applications for the 2020 Winter Selection close on 5 January 2020.