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PhD student position: Preclinical testing of a new oncolytic virus

PhD student position
Division of Virology
Medical University of Innsbruck
Austria
 
Project: Preclinical testing of a new oncolytic virus
 
The Division of Virology is partnering with a new start-up biotech company „ViraTherapeutics“ to develop a new cancer treatment strategy based on an oncolytic virus. The portfolio of the advertised PhD project includes - but is not limited to:
  • Characterization of efficacy profiles for this new oncolytic virus on established tumor models
  • Establishing and testing of new tumor models
  • Establishing in vitro assays using patient derived tumor material
  • Integration of immune-modulatory strategies

Candidates should display a strong interest in translational research, an enthusiasm for therapeutic innovations and a willingness to work with mice and potentially other in vivo models.
 
Formal requirements include a Master or Diploma degree or an equivalent degree in Life Sciences (e.g. in Biology, Molecular Medicine, Human Biology, Biochemistry or Pharmacy). Good command of scientific English and the ability to work independently are essential.
 
Previous experience in the field of virology and/or oncology including working with mice is of advantage.  
 
For more information on our research visit our website:
http://www3.i-med.ac.at/virologie/index.php
 
The position will start in May and is for 3 years.
 
This position is remunerated according to the Austrian collective labour agreement for the universities with a monthly salary of at least € 1.997,18 gross (payable 14x per year).
 
Please send your detailed application until 15th of April 2015 to the following address:

Medical University of Innsbruck
Guido Wollmann, MD
Division of Virology
Peter-Mayr-Straße 4b
6020 Innsbruck
Austria
E-mail: guido.wollmann@i-med.ac.at

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Medical University of Innsbruck
Guido Wollmann, MD
Division of Virology
Peter-Mayr-Straße 4b
6020 Innsbruck
Austria
E-mail: guido.wollmann@i-med.ac.at

Job profile


Working hours
Part-Time
Contract duration
Temporary
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Region
Austria (Tirol)
Working place
6020 Innsbruck
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences
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