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PhD Student Position (gn) in Sarcoma Research and Molecular Pathology

Division of Translational Pathology

The University Hospital of Münster is one of the leading hospitals in Germany. Such a position cannot be achieved by size and medical successes alone. The individual commitment counts above all. We need your commitment so that even with little things we can achieve great things for our patients. There are many possibilities open for you so that you may develop with them.

The Division of Translational Pathology (associated to the Gerhard-Domagk-Institute of Pathology at the University Hospital Münster), ist offering at the earliest possible starting date limited for three years a

PhD Student Position (gn*) in Sarcoma Research and Molecular Pathology
Ref. 04480

Salary according to TV-L E13

(*gn= gender neutral)

For a novel Deutsche Krebshilfe-funded project in myxoid liposarcoma, we are seeking a highly motivated and committed PhD student (gn*) with a strong interest in sarcoma research, cancer, cell biology, molecular pathology and genetics. The successful candidate will join an exciting sarcoma research group focusing on (I) the diagnostic, prognostic and/or predictive value of specific markers and genomic alterations in malignant tumors of soft tissue and bone and (II) the translational exploration of signaling pathways in particular subgroups of soft tissue sarcomas aiming at a better understanding of the underlying tumor biology and the definition of novel therapeutic approaches.

For further information on our GDI Cancer Research Lab and publications please refer to:

Our requirements are:

  • Excellent Master (M.Sc.) degree or equivalent in Biological Science, or Molecular (Bio)-Medicine
  • Knowledge and expertise in cellular biology, genome editing, cell culture
  • Applicants with experience in sarcoma research, preclinical mouse animal models and bioinformatics are preferred
  • Enthusiasm to work in a thriving academic/clinic research environment and a collaborative attitude
  • The ability to work independently as well as in a team will also be valued
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

  What we have to offer

  • Participation in a challenging research project
  • A broad spectrum of technologies to tackle important scientific and medical questions
  • A thriving interdisciplinary research team and environment at the UKM

We are looking forward to receiving your complete application. Please send your application (English or German, plus the reference number) in a single pdf file, including a brief statement of research experience, motivation and interests (max 1-2 pages), a CV, and the names and contact information of two potential referees until 31.01.2020 to Personalgewinnung des Universitätsklinikums Münster, Bewerbermanagement, Domagkstraße 5, 48149 Münster or via e-mail to Bewerbung(at)­­ukmuenster(dot)­­de.

Applications of women are specifically invited. In the case of similar qualifications, 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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