PhD students (f/m/x) in the areas of cancer cell biology, cancer immunologyand computational biology

As a modern maximum-care hospital with a capacity of approximately 1,540 beds, the University Hospital of Cologne is dedicated to the practice of innovative academic medical excellence. At the Faculty of Medicine 1.800 scientists are engaged in research, ranging from basic sciences to clinical application, as well as teaching and health care. Together with the University Hospital Cologne the faculty maintains 58 clinics, research institutes and centres. 3.400 students study in this dynamic and innovative environment. The Faculty of Medicine and the University Hospital Cologne are embedded in the scientifically highly active Rhine region. They have strong contacts to and alliances with the surrounding universities and non-university research institutions guaranteeing scientific excellence in research and teaching.
As part of our newly established, DFG-funded, collaborative research center (Sonderforschungsbereich) 1399 (Mechanisms of drug sensitivity and resistance in small cell lung cancer) we are hiring, on a part-time  (23.1 hrs/week) 
PhD students
in the areas of cancer cell biology, cancer immunology and computational biology 
in the Department of Translational Genomics (Director: Prof. Roman Thomas).

Activities and responsibilities

Our projects are centered on a functional understanding of molecular processes that drive initiation and progression of cancer. We employ genomics and proteomics to capture the cellular networks that modulate these processes and we seek to validate any new finding in vitro and in vivo in various models. A particular focus of our work is to combine computational biology as well as cell biology approaches with the goal of discovering new targets for cancer (immuno-) therapy.

Qualification profile

We are looking for talented scientists driven by the desire to make a relevant contribution to the treatment of cancer patients through exciting scientific discoveries in the lab. The ability to work independently is a must. Successful candidates will have a strong background in basic molecular and cell biology, immunology, biochemistry, computational biology or similar areas. We offer a great work environment, intensive mentoring and several interactions with global leaders, both from academia and industry. In addition, the highly collaborative research environment in Cologne provides us with access to state-of-the-art core facilities, including genomics, proteomics and imaging.

We offer

Salaries are based on the TV-L agreement.

The University Hospital of Cologne places strong emphasis on equal opportunity and seeks to increase the proportional representation of women in this field. Thus, applications from female scientists are welcome; suitably qualified women will be given preferential consideration unless other candidates clearly demonstrate superior qualification.

Send application to

Please address telephone enquiries to Dr. Julie George +49 221 478-98772 .

Further information is available on the internet at here.

Please submit your application (including a detailed CV, list of publications, two references and a brief statement of research interests) quoting the reference number.

Uniklinik Köln
Ausschreibungsnummer V000001346
50924 Köln

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