University of Goettingen

GZMB, Department of Molecular Oncology

Department of Molecular Oncology, University of Göttingen, Germany The new department will be established from August 1st 2005 at the Göttingen Center for Molecular Biosciences (GZMB), a new and interdisciplinary Center supported by several faculties at the University of Göttingen. Our research is focussed on the tumor suppressor p53 and its regulators – cf. Nature Genetics 30, 315; EMBO Journal 17, 554; EMBO Journal 16, 4276; Cancer Research 63, 1756; Cancer Research 63, 3904; Cancer Research 61, 5941. Our goal is to find mechanisms manipulating known regulators of p53, and to identify novel p53 regulators by high-throughput analysis of transfected cells. For details, please see our web pages (below). We are providing a stimulating research environment, a friendly and challenging working atmosphere, flat hierarchies, ample opportunities to obtain guidance and bring in your own ideas, and the challenge to create something new, together with all members of the new department. Research facilities available at the Center cover all basic technologies in molecular and cell biology, confocal microscopy, DNA array analysis, digital image analysis, and many others. Our department is setting up facilities for high throughput cell transfection and automated microscopy, as well as fluorescence-activated cell sorting. Teaching opportunities are provided through numerous seminar programs, but also through the international research schools in Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine. German is not a must, but English is. Local cooperations with other Departments and the Max Planck Institutes are being set up, and international cooperations are already being carried out with our research team at the Medical Biotechnology Center, University of Southern Denmark, and through the EU-wide consortium Active p53. With a long tradition of hosting a leading university, located at the center of Germany, Göttingen provides an attractive environment with a rich cultural background, beautiful nature, and excellent transportation to all major German cities. We are seeking candidates with high motivation, preferably (but not necessarily) a background in molecular tumor cell biology, and the pioneer spirit for setting up a strong new research department. If interested, would you please send your resume and references to my current address: Matthias Dobbelstein, Molecular Biotechnology Center, University of Southern Denmark, Winsløwparken 25, DK-5000 Odense C, Denmark,, phone +45 6550 3970, fax +45 6550 3950; please feel free to contact me with any questions. Currently established research and teaching at the GZMB: Our lab at Odense/Denmark: Our lab at Marburg/Germany: Our EU-Consortium Active p53: The University of Göttingen: The city of Göttingen:


University of Goettingen
GZMB, Department of Molecular Oncology
Justus von Liebig Weg 11
37077 Göttingen
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