Offer 25 out of 140 from 06/06/24, 11:10


Helm­holtz-Zen­trum Dres­den-Ros­sen­dorf e.V.

With cutting-edge research in the fields of ENERGY, HEALTH and MATTER, around 1,500 employees from more than 70 nations at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) are committed to mastering the great challenges facing society today.

At the Institute of Radiooncology – OncoRay scientists (f/m/d) 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.

The Department of Radiobiology is looking for a PhD student (f/m/d) in the research group Biomarkers for the Individualized Radiotherapy.

The project focuses on identifying the epigenetic and metabolic properties of cancer cells that can be employed as new markers for radiotherapy and targets for tumor radiosensitization. The project includes in vitro and in vivo models, patient-derived cultures and multi-omics analysis.

PhD Student (f/m/d) in the research group
Biomarkers for the Individualized Radiotherapy

Working field:

  • Formulating scientific objectives and hypotheses within the project
  • Continuous updates on the scientific literature in the field of study
  • Planning and conducting laboratory experiments
  • Evaluation and interpretation of the experimental results
  • Presenting research at the institutional seminars, national and international conferences
  • Preparing research reports and writing papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals


  • Completed university studies (Master/Diploma) in the field of molecular biology or related fields with very good marks
  • Experience in molecular and cell biology techniques
  • Personal commitment, high motivation, ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Strong problem-solving skills and creative thinking
  • Experience in working with laboratory animals (mice) is desirable but not essential
  • Fluency in spoken and written English

What we offer:

  • A vibrant research community in an open, diverse and international work environment
  • Scientific excellence and extensive professional networking opportunities
  • A structured PhD program with a comprehensive range of continuing education and networking opportunities - more information about the PhD program at the HZDR can be found here
  • Salary and social benefits in accordance with the collective agreement for the public sector (TVöD-Bund) including 30 days of paid holiday leave, company pension scheme (VBL)
  • We support a good work-life balance with the possibility of part-time employment, mobile working and flexible working hours
  • Numerous company health management offerings
  • Employee discounts with well-known providers via the platform Corporate Benefits
  • An employer subsidy for the "Deutschland-Ticket Jobticket"

How to apply:

We look forward to receiving your application documents (including cover letter, CV,
diplomas/transcripts, etc.), which you can submit via our online-application-system: