UKM Karriere

Postdoc (gn)

Internal Medicine A (Hematology, Oncology & Pneumology)

The University Hospital of Münster encompasses clinics and polyclinics as well as institutes specializing in research, training and in- as well as outpatient care. More than 7.500 employees work in the different departments and institutes of the University Hospital. With 1.500 beds, it is one of the largest University hospitals in Germany providing the highest level of medical care.

For the Department of Internal Medicine A (Hematology, Oncology & Pneumology), initially for 18 months with the possibility of extension, we are looking for:

Postdoctoral Fellow (Biology / Biochemistry / Life Sciences) (gn*)
Ref. 04233

Salary according to TV-L13

(*gn= gender neutral)

For our Research team („Arbeitsgruppe“) of „Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik A - Molekulare Hämatologie und Onkologie“:  AG Dr. med. Jan-Henrik Mikesch & Dr. rer. nat. Maria Francisca Arteaga Paz, to complement our internationally staffed research team.

Our goal in translational oncology is a better understanding of the molecular pathogenesis underlying leukemia (special focus AML) and solid tumors (with special focus on non-small cell lung cancer and sarcomas) as well as mechanisms of resistance to therapies. Our main focus is the investigation of epigenetic mechanisms and the relevant signaling pathways driven by epigenetic changes in cancer cells as well as identification and evaluation of novel therapeutic targets.  

Please find further information:  Arteaga et al., 2013, Cancer Cell; Wenge et al., 2015, Oncogenesis; Brabetz et al., 2017, Mol Ther Nucl Acids; Mikesch et al., 2018, Eur Resp J or

The successful candidate will study key mechanisms of oncogenesis using novel and innovative technologies including targeted genome editing and in vivo mouse models.

We expect:

  • High interest and motivation in/for translational oncology
  • Completed PhD
  • Solid skills in experimental biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology
  • Very good English and knowledge of German language skills

We offer:

  • An international, young and dynamic research group
  • Intensive training and highly experienced supervision
  • A fully equipped laboratory and access to all research facilities with highest standards

We are looking forward to receiving your application until 20.11.2019. Please send a CV and covering letter including the names and contact details of two referees to bewerbung(at)­ukmuenster(dot)­de.

Applications of women are specifically invited. In the case of similar qualification, competence, and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities. Handicapped candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.



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