Admission - General information

Application portal is now closed!



We will recruit for open Ph.D. positions in our graduate programme in Berlin. Positions are funded for initially 3 years.

We are looking for outstanding candidates with a Masters degree and a computational background that have a strong passion for developing and applying computational methods important for cancer research. You either have a degree in areas of computer sciences, physics or mathematics and you ideally had contact with life sciences, or you have a degree in the life sciences and you have a strong interest in computing or mathematics.

Before you start your application process you need to register via our admission system.

You will be requested to submit the following documents:

  • Application Form (will be provided after registration)
  • Copies of certificates and transcripts of records
  • Motivation letter
  • Two contacts for letters of reference. The referees will be contacted directly from our admission system.
  • Outline of a possible Ph.D. project relevant to the research topics.


Application deadline is February 24th, 2019. You can select up to three potential supervisors you want to work with. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to introduce themselves at a matching and recruitment event in Berlin in April. The starting date of the programme is June 2019.


The research training group CompCancer (RTG2424) is a DFG founded PhD programme in Berlin, focussing on computational aspects of cancer research.


CompCancer will start 1.6.2019. Application is closed!