Job opening in Computational biology of cancerPostdoc Position in the Tumor Heterogeneity, Metastasis and Resistance lab

A postdoc position is available in the laboratory of Prof. Momo Bentires-Alj ( )
at the Department of Biomedicine (DBM) in Basel, Switzerland. The DBM is an international institute pursuing basic, translational and clinical research, with access to cutting-edge core facilities.

Selected publications of our lab include:
1- Cessation of CCL2 inhibition accelerates breast cancer metastasis by promoting angiogenesis.
Bonapace L, et al., Nature 2014.
2- PIK3CAH1047R induces multipotency and multi-lineage mammary tumors.
Koren S, et al., Nature 2015.
3- Hippo kinases LATS1/2 control human breast cell fate via crosstalk with ERα.
Britschgi A, et al., Nature 2017.
4- Glucocorticoids promote breast cancer metastasis.
Obradovi MMS, et al. Nature 2019.

Your position

The successful candidate will analyze high throughput data from next-generation sequencing, proteomics, and, as a plus, microscopy. Experience in machine learning, deep learning, and/or statistical modeling is required. Fluent programming skills in R/Bioconductor and/or python are essential.

Your profile

  • Highly motivated and creative
  • PhD in a quantitative field such as computational biology, physics or mathematics
  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing next-generation sequencing, proteomics and (optionally) imaging data
  • Interest in molecular and cellular mechanisms of breast cancer and metastasis
  • Interest in personalized medicine
  • Curious, well-organized, and independent
  • Team player aptitude in an international and interdisciplinary research group and department
  • Fluent in English (speaking and writing).

We offer you

  • Affiliation with the Department of Biomedicine and Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
  • Integration into local bioinformatics community
  • A stimulating, challenging, and interdisciplinary translational research project
  • State-of-the-art technologies and core facilities
  • A dynamic, international, and supportive research team

Application / Contact
Please use this link to upload your CV, a summary of your research experience, your scientific interests, and the contact
details of three referees.

Application deadline : applications will be reviewed as they arrive. Apply

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