PhD position in prostate cancer research

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  • Immediate starting date or upon agreement

The laboratory for Translational Uropathology Research, based at the Institute of Pathology in Basel, focuses on prostate and bladder translational cancer research. In this context, we are looking for a highly motivated PhD student to join our multidisciplinary team comprised of biologists, pathologists and clinicians. The project focuses on prostate cancer and aims at gaining a better understanding of factors driving tumor heterogeneity, cancer progression and treatment resistance

Your position
The candidate will have the opportunity to work with patient-derived samples and to develop and optimize clinically relevant model systems. The project will involve assessing clinical and functional relevance of specific factors and will rely on the use of various techniques such as organoid culture, tissue-microarrays (TMA), flow-cytometry, immunofluorescence, and next-generation sequencing (NGS), among others.

Your profile

  • Master (or equivalent) in molecular biology, cellular biology, genetic or related discipline
  • Strong interest in tumor biology and stem cell biology
  • Previous experience in cell culture and basic molecular biology techniques is preferred
  • Good English proficiency

We offer you

  • A strong translational research environment provided by the laboratory, which is a joined venture between the Institute of Pathology and the Department of Urology at the University Hospital Basel
  • State of the art laboratories and facilities
  • A supportive and international working environment and a competitive salary
  • Immediate starting date or upon agreement

Application / Contact
Please send your electronic application to Dr. Clémentine Le Magnen (clementine.lemagnen@unibas.ch). Applications should include a CV, motivation statement and contact information of two referees (including master supervisor) as a single PDF.


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