Postdoctoral position in Heidelberg

Postdoctoral Scientist - Single-cell Technologies and Genetic Circuits


The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With more than 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in cancer research. The Center in Heidelberg is embedded in a vibrant biomedical campus and closely cooperates with Heidelberg University and its medical centers, the EMBL and the Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research. Heidelberg is the leading life and health research hub in Germany.

About the Division Signaling and Functional Genomics

The Division "Signaling and Functional Genomics" is headed by Prof. Dr. Michael Boutros and is interested in the systematic analysis of developmental-oncogenic signaling pathways using experimental and computational approaches. Within this project, we aim to create perturbation-based genetic maps at the level of individual cells by using single-cell sequencing technologies. The current position is part of by the ERC SYNERGY Project DECODE and a close collaboration between DKFZ, EMBL and Heidelberg University.

About the advertised position

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to lead the development and application of novel single-cell methodologies. Within the ERC DECODE project we will apply cutting-edge system genetics methods to decode context-dependent genetic networks in vivo. We expect that this project will advance new experimental approaches including high-dimensional multiplexing of single-cell experiments which will provide fundamental insights into the cellular circuitries that govern many processes in a metazoan organism. The particular focus of the postdoctoral position will be on the development, automation and application of single cell methodologies for perturbation-based analyses.

How to apply

Candidates should have an advanced academic degree (Ph.D.) in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or a related field and have published in scientific journals. More information about the advertised position, requirements and how to apply online can be found at

Interested? Please contact Michael Boutros (