CORTEX – a new DKTK fellowship to promote data-driven clinical research in oncology

To train a new generation of internationally competitive young data scientists and to further enhance the DKTK’s visibility and scientific impact in the increasingly important field of oncological real-world data based research, the DKTK announces its new internal fellowship program “Cancer Outcomes and Reverse Translation - Educate & Accelerate (CORTEX)” , in close cooperation with the DKTK Clinical Communication Platform (CCP), the DKTK Clinical Data Science Group and other partners. 

The CORTEX fellowships provide a unique opportunity for talented Doctoral Researchers (PhD candidates) from the life sciences, (bio)informatics, and related fields, as well as clinician scientists with a strong interest in data-driven clinical oncology, to embark on research projects addressing topics from Reverse Translation, Outcome-Impacting Research, to Data Augmentation, and Cohort Preparation.

Designed to foster scientific excellence, this training program offers fellows up to three years of funding (PhD candidates) or one year of 50% funding (physicians on clinical leave).
The call for applications has been extended, providing candidates with the opportunity to apply until October, 4th (23:59). The link to the application portal and additional details on how to apply will be made available via the DKTK intranet closer to the date, therefore, please keep monitoring this page. 

Fellowships are planned to start in the beginning of 2024.


DKTK Central Coordination Office