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PhD Scholarship: Epigenetics and non - coding - RNA in cancer gene regulation

Workscope: Research Associate

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The Düsseldorf School of Oncology (DSO) of the University Cancer Center at
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf offers a
PhD Scholarship
for the collaborative PhD project

Functional role of long noncoding RNAs in the regulation of squamous differentiation
in urothelial carcinoma of the bladder and head and neck cancer

within the research focus “Epigenetics and non-coding-RNA in cancer gene regulation” of the Düsseldorf School of Oncology. The Düsseldorf School of Oncology (DSO) invites applications for PhD scholarships within the Graduate Training Program in Oncology at the University Cancer Center of the University Hospital Düsseldorf. The project will be coordinated by the Department of Urology (Prof.W. A. Schulz) and Department of Otolaringology (Dr. K. Scheckenbach) at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf.
The DSO (http://www.hhu.de/dso/) is a research training program in whichbasic and clinical scientists from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and University Cancer Center work together in multidisciplinary oncological research projects. The primary researchgoals of the DSO groups are to unravel important pathomechanisms involved in majorcancer diseases and to translate these findings into better diagnostic tools and moreeffective therapies. The present call specifically invites applications for the University Cancer Center’s research focus on `Epigenetics and non-coding-RNA in cancer gene regulation ́. Fordetailedinformationson the research project, please visit our website:

(http://www.hhu.de/dso > Stipendienprogramme > PhD Stipendien)

The DSO interdisciplinary graduate training program in cancer research offers next to anoutstanding collaborative research environment an excellent qualification program withpractical training and transferable skills courses. In addition, individual mentoring and careerdevelopment possibilities are offered.

We invite applications from highly qualified students with a background in the life sciences (biology, biochemistry, molecular medicine, etc.) and a strong interest in basic andtranslational cancer research. Applicants must hold a Master of Science or diploma degree.Scholarships are provided according to the standards of the DFG (German ResearchFoundation) and are available for up to three years. Funding will start in December 2014/January 2015.

Applications should be submitted to wolfgang.schulz@hhu.de (as one pdf-file) until 31.10.2014 with

1. Motivation letter
2. CV
3. Acquired techniques
4. References
5. Certificatesand according supplements (transcript of records)

Contact detail

How to apply:
Bewerbungsfrist 31.10.2014
Bewerbung als eine pdf Datei mit Motivationsschreiben, CV, Methodische Erfahrungen, Referenzschreiben, Zeugnisse an die E-mail Adresse: wolfgang.schulz@hhu.de
Send application to
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Schulz
E-Mail: wolfgang.schulz@hhu.de


Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Working place
40225 Düsseldorf
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Human medicine, Biotechnology