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For any questions, do not hesitate to ask:
Prof. Dr. Nils Cordes Tel.: +49 351 4587401,
Mrs. Kathrin Adamek-Genschmar
Mrs. Beate Beger Tel.: +49 351 458 7432

Place of work:

Working hours:
19,5 h/week

26 April 2021

Online application
English / German
Job-Id: 65/2021 (1188)

The HZDR is committed to equal opportunity employment and we strongly encourage applications from qualified female candidates. We also carefully consider all applications from job candidates with severe disabilities.

Bautzner Landstraße 400
01328 Dresden

PhD student (f/m/d) for Research group Molecular and Cellular Radiobiology

As member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,400 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health and matter.

At the Institute of Radiooncology – OncoRay scientists specializing in medicine, physics, biology and IT work together to crucially improve the treatment of cancer by administering radiation therapy that is biologically-personalized and technically-optimized.

As part of the Institute, the Department of Radiobiology invites applications as

PhD student (f/m/d) for Research group Molecular and Cellular Radiobiology

The position will be available from 1st June 2021. The employment contract is limited to tree years.


  • handling with cell cultures
  • methods of cell and molecular biology
  • analysis of transcriptome/microRNA data sets


  • Diploma or Master degree in Biochemistry or Biology with very good marks
  • experience in handling cell cultures, in cell and molecular biology and in analysis of transcriptome/microRNA data sets
  • goal oriented, capable of handling deadlines
  • team player who can operate independently
  • personal commitment, high motivation, ability to work within a collaborative action of two institutions (OncoRay, DKFZ)

We offer:

  • A vibrant research community in an open, diverse, and international work environment
  • Scientific excellence and extensive professional networking opportunities
  • The employment contract is limited to tree years with the possibility of longer-term prospects
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement TVöD-Bund
  • 30 Vacation Days per year
  • Company pension scheme (VBL)
  • A good work/life balance for which we offer assistance in the form of:
    • possibility to work part-time

    • flexible working hours

    • in-house health management

Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) only via our Online-application-system.