German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) Frankfurt/Mainz


Professorship (W2) for "Bioinformatics in Oncology"



Ihre Aufgaben:

The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the Medical Faculty of the Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main invite applications for a Professorship (W2) for "Bioinformatics in Oncology".

The position is to be filled as soon as possible and recruited for the partner site Frankfurt/Mainz of the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK).

This professorship is designated to strengthen the bioinformatic expertise within the context of cancer research in Frankfurt. It will be located at the University Hospital Frankfurt and will be an integral part of the DKTK operations at this site.

The successful candidate is expected to be highly qualified and internationally renowned in the field of bioinformatics.

Beyond that, a strong background in the field of oncogenic signal transduction, systems biology / medicine (e.g. data integration) as well as in high throughput experimentation, especially in proteomics is highly welcome.

Applicants should furthermore be experienced in teaching, have an excellent publication record, and should have proven their independence as a principal investigator. Successful funding acquisition and experience as a group leader is expected.

The position is permanent (tenured) professorship, initially as an employee and will be performed according to the "Jülicher Modell" with administrative leave at DKFZ. At a later time point, the successful candidate may be appointed as a civil servant (Beamter), pending approval of the post by the State of Hessen and the eligibility of the candidate according to the rules and regulations set by the University and the State of Hessen.

A strong willingness to collaborate with the scientific and clinical research community of the DKTK (, the DKFZ ( and the DKTK partner site Frankfurt / Mainz is essential.

Applicants must provide an academic degree, educational aptitude, a completed doctorate and a ‘Habilitation’ or equivalent scientific achievements.

Ihr Profil:

The DKFZ and the Goethe-University are equal opportunity employers. Applications from female and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

The DKTK is a joint initiative of the BMBF, the participating federal states and the DKFZ. The alliance between the DKFZ as core center and the university partner sites in Berlin, Dresden, Essen/Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/Mainz, Freiburg, Munich and Tübingen establishes joint translational cancer research units. The DKTK promotes interdisciplinary approaches and innovative clinical studies, which will contribute to improved prevention, diagnosis and faster implementation of personalized therapies for cancer patients.

Applications, together with the usual documents should be sent in hard copy within six weeks after publication of this advertisement to the Dean of the Medical Faculty Prof. Dr. J. Pfeilschifter, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt (via e-mail in a single pdf) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as well as online ( to Prof. Dr. M. Baumann, Scientific Director, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany. Deadline: July 13, 2017.

You can find detailed information on the conditions of employment as well as the legal framework, here:

Wir bieten:

  • Interessanten, vielseitigen Arbeitsplatz
  • Internationales Umfeld
  • Vergütung nach TV-L
  • Möglichkeiten zur Teilzeitarbeit
  • Flexible Arbeitszeiten
  • Gute Fort- und Weiterbildung


July 13, 2017