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PhD Position in Medical Physics and Radiopharmaceutical Sciences

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Are you interested in applying physical and (radio)chemical methods in cancer research? The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany’s largest biomedical research institute, has its own multidisciplinary research program dedicated to “Imaging and Radiooncology”. This research program is concerned with introducing new findings, methods and technologies into the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. At the main site in Heidelberg and the DKFZ site in Dresden, physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers, biologists, pharmacists and chemists strongly collaborate to tailor tumor treatment to the individual patient and to improve possibilities of local and systemic tumor control.

Main research activities are focused on:

  • Development of novel approaches in diagnostics and therapy, based on physical methods
  • Non-invasive imaging technologies such as CT, MRI, PET/CT, and PET/MRI
  • Development of techniques for precision radiation therapy like IMRT,  IGRT, MR-guided radiation therapy, proton and ion beam therapy
  • Imaging Data Science
  • Radiotracer and radiopharmaceutical drug development including radiochemical and radiobiological approaches to achieve efficient targeting of cancer cells
  • Intelligent microsystems and robotics for drug delivery, in vivo sensing, and stimulation

More information about the groups and their research can be found here.

Full funding is provided for the duration of the PhD.  

To apply online to the International PhD Program visit:

Application deadlines: April 24th 2025


The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg is Germany’s largest biomedical research institute. As part of the Helmholtz Association, the largest research organization in Germany, the DKFZ has an international and dynamic work environment, providing scientists with access to state-of-the-art research facilities and exceptional resources.

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German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280

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