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International DZD Postdoc Program



In 2016, the DZD launched an international postdoc program on translational diabetes research. The Postdoc Program is a newly established program for excellent early-career scientists up to 2 years after graduation. Talented postdocs who are accepted will receive 2-year fully funded postdoctoral positions at an institute of the German Center for Diabetes Research.

Postdoc Positions

Here you will find an overview of available translational diabetes research subjects at the different partner institutes.
The 2018 call will be open on March 15.

Application until July 22, 2018
You can apply for postdoc positions starting January 2019 at the partner institutes in:

  • Cologne: Cologne University Medical Center and MPI for Metabolism Research, Cologne
  • Dresden: Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden of the Helmholtz Zentrum München at the TU Dresden
  • Düsseldorf: German Diabetes Center (DDZ)
  • Lübeck: Schleswig-Holstein University Medical Center
  • Potsdam: German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE)


We welcome applications for the available research subjects from highly qualified and motivated early-career scientists of all nationalities who have received a doctoral degree in biological sciences, chemistry, bioinformatics, physics, mathematics, veterinary or human medicine or related life sciences within the last two years or who will receive their doctoral degree by the start of the program.
Accepted applicants will be employed by the respective institute.

We only accept complete applications submitted via an online application portal. Please follow the link according to the research subject. The respective institute will get in contact with you.

Deadline and Timings

  Postdoc Positions 2019/2020
Call March 15, 2018
Application deadline July 22, 2018
Start of Postdoc January 2019

DZD Partners