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PhD Thesis in Cell Biology and Molecular Oncology: Molecular Mechanisms of Tumor Progression and Metastasis

The Goettingen Center for Molecular Biosciences (GZMB) and University Medical Center Goettingen (UMG) offers a
PhD student position
in Cell Biology and Molecular Oncology  

The position is available in the lab of Prof. Holger Bastians, PhD., at the Institute of Molecular Oncology.  
The lab is interested in the molecular basis of cancer phenotypes that are acquired during tumor progression and during metastasis. These phenotypes include a high degree of aneuploidy, which provides a high adaptation capability to the cells and, on the other hand, the increased ability to migrate and to invade into tissues, which is an important step during metastasis.
The planned project for a PhD thesis will focus on the role of a functional interplay between microtubules and the actin cytoskeleton required for cell migration and invasion as well as for chromosome segregation during mitosis. This focus will also include the investigation of the mechanisms of the epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition (EMT).
The aim of the project is to define common triggers for cancer phenotypes that are frequently observed during metastasis in order to develop novel therapies suppressing deadly metastasis of cancer.
The project is based on our most recent high-impact 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 basic research at the borderline between cell biology and molecular oncology.
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: holger.bastians@uni-goettingen.de

How to apply:
please send a single pdf file by email.

Deadline for applications is: August 31st, 2015

Begin of the thesis work will be in October/November 2015 or later, depending on the candidate.

Candidates who are not yet finished with their Master thesis are particularly welcome to apply (the final certificates are not required for application).
Kontakt für Bewerbungen
Prof. Dr. Holger Bastians
Georg-August University Goettingen
Goettingen Center for Molecular Biosciences
University Medical Center
Institute of Molecular Oncology
Section for Cellular Oncology
Grisebachstrasse 8
37077 Goettingen

Email: holger.bastians@uni-goettingen.de
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