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PhD Student position in Cell Biology/Cancer Research: Chromosome Segregation and Aneuploidy in cancer cells

The Goettingen Center for Molecular Biosciences (GZMB)
and University Medical Center Goettingen (UMG) offers a

PhD student position
in  Cell Biology
  with a focus on Cancer Research:

Chromosome Segregation and Mitosis Research in Human Cancer Cells

The position is available in the lab of Prof. Holger Bastians, PhD., at the Institute of Molecular Oncology.
The Bastians lab studies the mechanisms of chromosome segregation during mitosis in human cancer cells. This is highly relevant, since ongoing chromosome missegregation leading to aneuploidy is a hallmark of human cancer and can contribute to tumorigenesis, tumor progression and the development of therapy resistance.
The planned PhD project aims to investigate the role of abnormal microtubule dynamics as a key defect in cancer cells leading to abnormal progression of mitosis. In this regard we are interested in investigating the cross-talk of microtubules with the cytoskeleton, which might be crucial for chromosome segregation and also for cell migration and tumor cell invasion.
The project is based on our most recent publications, which are available upon request:
Stolz et al., Nature Cell Biology 2010
Ertych et al., Nature Cell Biology 2014
Stolz et al., Cell Cycle 2015
Stolz et al, EMBO Reports 2015
See also our recent press releases:

We are using human tissue culture cells as model systems and state-of-the-art cell biological and molecular biology methods including live-cell-microscopy, deconvolution microscopy, FACS analyses etc.
Applicants should hold a master degree in biological sciences (molecular medicine, human biology and related areas are preferred) and should have a keen interest in cell biology and molecular oncology.
The positions are fully funded and Start of the project will be in October/November 2015 or later and can be arranged with the candidates.

Candidates not yet finished with the Master thesis are also welcome to apply!

Please send your full application until August 31st. including a statement of previous research experience and the names and addresses for two references as a single pdf file to:

Prof. Dr. Holger Bastians, Email:

How to apply:
please send a single pdf file including:
- CV
- a statement about research experience and interests
- university certificates (also preliminary Master transcripts)
- two names and addresses of references


deadline for applications is August 31st.

Begin of the lab work will be in October/November 2015 or later (depending on the candidate)

Candidates not yet finished with their Master work are also encouraged to apply (final certificates are not absolutely required for applications).

Please note: costs for applications and interviews cannot be covered by the university, but might be covered by the Bundesagentur für Arbeit.
Please do not send any original certifcates by mail, they will not be send back.

Send application to
Prof. Dr. Holger Bastians
Georg-August University Goettingen
Goettingen Center for Molecular Biosciences (GZMB)
University Medical Center (UMG)
Institute of Molecular Oncology
Section for Cellular Oncology
Grisebachstrasse 8
37077 Goettingen

While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: 16072015

About Georg-August Universität Göttingen

Arbeitsgruppe "Zelluläre Onkologie": Wir sind ein grundlagenwissenschaftliches Labor der Georg-August Universität in Göttingen. Wir sind Teil des Universitätsklinilums (UMG) und des Göttinger Zentrums für Molekulare Biowissenschaften (GZMB). Unser Forschungsfeld beinhaltet die molekulare Analyse des Zellzyklus und der chromosomalen Instabilität in...

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