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18 PhD Student positions in Cancer Research focusing on Tumour Escape Mechanisms - DTU CANBIO

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CANBIO is a competitive PhD training program supported by the research funding scheme PRIDE of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). The CANBIO doctoral training unit will provide state-of-the-art structured PhD training in cancer biology and aims to bridge fundamental cancer research with clinically-oriented applications.

Luxembourg is a dynamic multicultural country in the heart of Europe with a strong research and development culture supported by important financial and organisational resources. It offers state-of-the-art facilities and an excellent training environment for early-stage researchers, in particular in life sciences


The research-intensive program tackles next-generation cancer biology covering molecular mechanisms of tumour progression, treatment resistance and biomarker discovery, as well as building computational disease models to facilitate innovative translational research. It focuses on tumour escape mechanisms, thus addressing the increasingly important clinical problem of tumour recurrence and drug resistance. The program includes transferable skill training, support in career development, scientific lectures by international speakers and annual PhD retreats.

PhD candidates will conduct their research project either at the Department of Oncology of the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH, Luxembourg), at the Life Sciences Research Unit of the University of Luxembourg (Campus Belval, Esch-sur-Alzette) or at the Laboratoire National de Santé (LNS, Dudelange).

Several projects involve external collaborations and/or private companies providing insight into non-academic research environments. Depending on the project, PhD candidates will be enrolled at a doctoral school of the University of Luxembourg, the University of Bergen (Norway) or the University of Paris-Saclay (France).

The program will allow the candidates to obtain a PhD degree in life sciences with a specialization in either:
  • Tumour Microenvironment
  • Tumour Metabolism
  • Genomics of Cancer
  • Biomarkers and Companion Diagnostics
  • Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
  • Drug Resistance Mechanisms

We are seeking excellent and highly motivated candidates holding a Master’s degree in a field related to the topic of the PhD program (MSc or equivalent). Fluency in English is mandatory – English is the working language.

More specific information on CANBIO can be obtained from the program coordinator, Prof. Simone Niclou, Head of the NorLux Neuro-Oncology Laboratory at LIH’s Department of Oncology: canbio.office@lih.lu
 

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How to apply:
Applications including a motivation letter stating the top 3 preferred PhD projects, the contact details of 2 references, a full curriculum vitae and a copy of the relevant diplomas showing marks should be sent until 31th August 2016 through our website www.lih.lu/jobs ONLY (Ref: VD/DTUC0716/SN/DONC).

Please note that applications failing to contain the requested documents or which do not indicate the
preferred PhD projects WILL NOT be considered.
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Applications including a motivation letter stating the top 3 preferred PhD projects, the contact details of 2 references, a full curriculum vitae and a copy of the relevant diplomas showing marks should be sent until 31th August 2016 through our website www.lih.lu/jobs ONLY (Ref: VD/DTUC0716/SN/DONC).

Please note that applications failing to contain the requested documents or which do not indicate the
preferred PhD projects WILL NOT be considered.

Job profile


Working hours
Full-Time
Contract duration
Temporary
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Region
Luxembourg
Working place
1526 Strassen
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences