PhD position - The role of chromosomal abnormalities in cancer - causes and consequences

 TU Kaiserslautern  Kaiserslautern
Nearly 90 % of tumors are formed by cells with abnormal chromosome numbers, so called aneuploidy. In our research projects, we aim to uncover the consequences of aneuploidy in human cells and to determine how aneuploidy contributes to tumorigenesis.

Department of Molecular Genetics
Faculty of Biology
TU Kaiserslautern, Germany

Activities and responsibilities

  • Analysis of the molecular processes in euploid and aneuploid cells using the state-of-the-art methods of genetics, cell biology and systems biology;
  • Genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics of cells with abnormal chromosome numbers;
  • CRISPR-Cas9 genome-wide screen and follow up analysis to identify requirements of aneuploid cells;
  • Further details:

Qualification profile

  • Successfully completed Master studies in Cell Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry or Molecular Biology;
  • Experience with cell culture work and modern genetics methods, positive attitude to computational biology;
  • Very good knowledge of English;
  • Scientific ambitions and ability to work in an international team.

We offer

  • Fixed term for three years with possible extension that can be filled as a part time position;
  • The salary level according to the German wage agreement for the public service (TV-L);
  • Additional Social Security (VBL); Health care management;
  • Jobticket;
  • Exciting research in a pleasant environment with an ambitious international team.

Send application to

Zuzana Storchova,

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

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