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Doctoral Researchers: 12 Fully Funded Positions in Data Science & Health

Doctoral Researchers: 12 Fully Funded Positions in Data Science & Health

(Ref-No. 2018-0322)

Do you want to bring artificial intelligence (AI) and data science to the forefront of health research? The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is a top-ranked computer science university and Helmholtz research center. The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany with leading research in health data sciences. The Heidelberg University is the oldest university in Germany with a leading university clinic and excellent track record in scientific computing. These three top institutions joined to tackle this thrilling area by providing a unique doctoral program.


Apply if you can see the potential of techniques like deep learning in the health sector, and if you feel ready for shaping the future of our well-being. We offer projects in a collaborative research environment across discipline borders, focusing on topics in the following data science areas:

  • Imaging & Diagnostics
  • Surgery & Intervention 4.0
  • Models for Personalized Medicine
Doctoral Researchers: 12 Fully Funded Positions in Data Science & Health

Your profile:

We are looking for excellent graduates holding master degrees, received by July 2019 at the latest in computer science, mathematics, engineering, physics or related quantitative sciences (e .g. bioinformatics or medical informatics).

We offer:

  • Cutting-edge research and working with top-experts in data science, AI, health and medicine
  • Inspiring work environment in an interdisciplinary setting
  • Integrated structured training curriculum of scientific and professional skills taught in English
  • Financial support for attending conferences and research collaborations, including a funded 4 months visit at a leading international or national research institution or university
  • Dedication for diversity and promotion of an inclusive work environment
  • A contract with competitive salary according to German E13 TVöD or TV-L (fully-funded position, 3 years, option to extend 6-12 month) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the German Cancer Research Center or the Heidelberg University depending on the affiliation of your primary supervisor

Apply by February 17, 2019 (application procedure described at, please contact [email protected] for further information). Successful candidates will start their scientific work between May and September 2019.

The position is limited to 3 years with the possibility of prolongation.

For further information please contact:
Dr. Klaus Maier-Hein, phone +49 6221 42-2354.

Doctoral Researchers: 12 Fully Funded Positions in Data Science & Health

The German Cancer Research Center, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Heidelberg University are committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and en­cour­ages female applicants to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.

To apply for the position please visit

We ask for your understanding that we do not accept appli­ca­tions submitted via email. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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