17/04/2019

Postdoc

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    German Cancer Research Center
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    24/04/2019 23:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Germany › Heidelberg
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    39,5

The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) invites applications for a highly motivated and creative postdoctoral researcher to explore the molecular bases underlying metabolic and genetic reprogramming in infection/inflammation-induced cancer. The DKFZ is located in the picturesque city of Heidelberg in the South of Germany and benefits from an exceptionally strong research environment, with Germany’s oldest university and several other leading life science research institutions in Europe. The successful candidate will join the research group of Dr. Bruno Galy in the department „Virus-Associated Carcinogenesis“ at the DKFZ.

Job description:

One major interest of the lab is iron metabolism, whose alterations are emerging as a key metabolic hallmark of cancer. Using a combination of biochemical and molecular biology assays together with state-of-the-art cellular and animal models, the candidate will study the function of central regulatory systems of iron homeostasis in various aspects of tumorigenesis, with a strong focus on the inflammatory processes that lead to the development of intestinal and hepatic cancer. The successful applicant will more specifically investigate the reciprocal influence between the genetic make up of the tumor and iron management in cancer cells versus cells of the tumor microenvironment.

Your profile:
  • The applicant holds a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in biology, biochemistry or related field with an excellent publication record.
  • A very strong background in mouse experiments is required.
  • A sound knowledge of tumor biology and previous work on in vivo cancer models is essential.
  • The candidate works accurately, is able to conduct independent research, but also enjoys working in an international and interdisciplinary environment. He/She is willing to advise junior staff.
  • Good presentation skills and experience on project management (importance of scheduling, deliverables, reporting) will be highly valued.
  • Fluency in English language (written and spoken) is mandatory. Proficiency in German would be a plus.

Contract period:

The position is limited until 28.02.2021.

The position can in principle be part-time.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
German Cancer Research Center
Germany
Heidelberg

EURAXESS offer ID: 400657

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