The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With more than 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.
The Division of Computational Genomics and Systems Genetics (headed by Prof. Dr. Oliver Stegle) is seeking a

Scientific Coordinator

(Ref-No. 2023-0071)
Job description:

Our group carries out highly interdisciplinary research, bridging statistical inference and machine learning with pertinent applications in the biological sciences. As part of our research, we are also coordinating multiple scientific programs, such as the health program of the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems ( ELLIS ), the AI Health Innovation Cluster and the German Human Genome-Phenome Archive . The goal of the advertised position is to support the scientific coordination across these different programs and to contribute to strategy development in these areas.

We offer a stimulating work environment in an international team. The advertised position will be directly embedded within the research activities of our division and the mentioned overarching initiatives, including overarching activities within Data Science@DKFZ .

Your responsibilities:
Scientific project management, including coordination with external partners
Internal and external communication and organization of project meetings
Management of activities for the recruitment of third-party funding including reporting and grant writing
Contribution to the scientific strategy of our division
Contribution to the presentation of scientific results, including publications and patents
Management of administrative duties of the research lab including handling data protection regulations and data access applications
Depending on your profile, the position can also be combined with own research activities within the division’s research program

Your possibilities:
Be involved in the shaping of interdisciplinary research projects and infrastructures enabling innovative personal medicine in the Heidelberg area and nationally
Get exposed to a plethora of fields ranging from AI-guided clinical decision making to modern web development technologies
Work with an interdisciplinary team of experts bringing state-of-the-art biomedical research closer to clinics and patients
Take part in national and international organizations such as genomDE , the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health ( GA4GH ), the German Human Genome-Phenome Archive ( GHGA ), the AI Health Innovation Cluster ( AIH ) and the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems ( ELLIS )

Become involved in an existing team of experienced project managers in various activities in the Heidelberg research area
Widen your expertise with extensive possibilities of training programs, seminars and conferences


Master’s degree in life sciences, bioinformatics or math / physics or a related topic
PhD degree and previous work at postdoctoral level or in industry with a high degree of independence is advantageous
Excellent project management skills proven in an academic or industrial setting are a prerequisite
Experience in management of third-party projects from various funding organizations is desired
Excellent communication skills in English and preferably also in German are necessary

Successful candidates will need exceptional organizational talent and need to be able to work independently with a proactive attitude, show flexibility to handle and prioritize multiple quickly changing tasks.

We offer:

Interesting, versatile workplace
International, attractive working environment
Campus with modern state-of-the-art infrastructure
Salary according to TV-L including social benefits
Possibility to work part-time
Flexible working hours
Comprehensive further training program

The position is initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of prolongation.
The position can in principle be part-time.

Important notice:
The DKFZ is subject to the regulations of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG). As a consequence, only persons who present proof of immunity against measles may work at the DKFZ.

For further information please contact
Prof. Dr. Oliver Stegle, phone +49 (0)6221/42-3598.

The DKFZ is committed to increase the proportion of women in all areas and positions in which women are underrepresented. Qualified female applicants are therefore particularly encouraged 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 ( www.dkfz.de ).

We ask for your understanding that we cannot return application documents that are sent to us by post (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, 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.

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