PhD Student

PhD Student

German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ).

Dresden, Germany

The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With approximately 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.

The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) is seeking for the partner site Dresden of the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) a

PhD Student
( 163/2018)

The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) offers a PhD position at the Dresden partner site in the research group of Dr. med. Daniel Stange. The PhD position is located in the Surgical Research Laboratory of the University Hospital Dresden. We invite applications of a PhD student who is highly motivated to work in the field of translational bio-medicine to explore the molecular basis of therapy response.
Our group focuses on adult stem cells of the intestine and the stomach. We try to understand the mechanisms by which these stem cells maintain homeowithin the tissue, but also how they react upon challenges like inflammation. Furthermore, we are interested in the role of theses stem cells in tumor initiation and tumor growth in the mouse and human system. To approach these questions we are using state-of-the-art technologies such as genetically modified mice, 3D organoid cultures and genetic editing tools like CRISPR / Cas. The topic of this PhD position is the establishment and treatment of human stomach cancer organoids in the setting of a clinical trial to predict therapy response.
Further background can be found on the lab homepage (

Your profile:

  • Diploma thesis or master's degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular medicine or related fields
  • Previous experience with basic biochemical and molecular biology techniques is essential
  • High motivation and strong interest in translational biology / medicine
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Enthusiasm for working in an ambitious, multi-disciplinary research group

Please include in your application a letter of motivation, CV, certificates and recommendation letters.

We offer:

  • Interesting and multifaceted workplace
  • Flexible working hours
  • Advanced training possibilities

The position is limited to 3 years.

For further information please contact
Dr. Heidrun Groß, phone +49 351 458-5239,
Dr. Daniel Stange, phone +49 351 458-18263.

The German Cancer Research Center is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and encourages female applicants to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.

To apply for a position please use our online application portal (

We ask for your understanding that we cannot return application documents that are sent to us by post (Deutsches Krebs Personalabteilung, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg) and that we do not accept applications submitted via email. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 163/2018