PhD position in leukemia research

100% / 1.1.2020

Our group at the University Children's Hospital (UKBB) & Department of Biomedicine (DBM), University of Basel functionally studies genetic alterations that are involved in the development, maintenance and relapse of leukemia. We use mouse leukemia models to study the cellular origin of as well as the role of the microenvironment and the immune system
(e.g. Stavropoulou et al. Cancer Cell, 2016).

Your position

  • You will experimentally address the interphase between developing leukemia and the immune system
  • You will learn and master multiple laboratory techniques (tissue culture, viral gene transfer, cloning, histology, high-resolution imaging, multi-parameter flow cytometry, genomic profiling and animal experimentation)
  • You will participate in weekly journal clubs and data presentation seminars
  • You will present your work at an international congress

Your profile

  • You are highly motivated with a genuine interest in cancer research
  • You are able to work independently but remain a good team player
  • You are able to work with mice: previous practical experience is a plus
  • You may bring some practical experience in flow cytometry
  • You have some basic knowledge in bioinformatics (R, GraphPad, Prism)
  • You are fluent in spoken and written English

We offer you

  • The opportunity to obtain a PhD in Biomedicine associated with the Molecular and Cellular Biology PhD program of the Biozentrum of the University of Basel.
  • Being part of a dynamic group of young scientists at the Department of Biomedicine which hosts 30 research groups with an international stimulating and friendly atmosphere in an attractive culture-rich city in the heart of Europe.

Application / Contact
Potential candidates file their application through: https://biomedizin.unibas.ch/en/education-careers/phd/
For further information, please contact: j.schwaller@unibas.ch


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