Position: PhD Position
Department: Radiooncology / Radiobiology
Code number: 2021-0220
The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With more than 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.
We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student with a background in cell and molecular biology who is experienced in bioinformatics, especially omics analysis e.g. RNAseq plus state-of-the-art bio-wet-lab techniques. The successful candidate will work in a highly interdisciplinary field (biology, medicine, bioinformatics) and proactive work is expected.
The advertised PhD position focuses on the molecular (bioinformatics and wet lab) investigation of novel biomarkers for sex-related differences on susceptibility, prognosis and therapy of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. A good basic knowledge of statistics and data analysis is advantageous.
The project “Impact of sex-related differences on susceptibility, prognosis and therapy of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma” is embedded within the research groups "Radiobiology / Radiooncology" and "Molecular Mechanisms of Head and Neck Tumors" and is part of the project proposal for the DKFZ-MOST COOPERATION IN CANCER RESEARCH together with our Israeli partner the group of Prof. Moshe Elkabets "Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics" at the Ben-Gurion University of Negev.
The project is based on a regular exchange with our Israeli partner and their PhD student, whose project is complementary to the one announced here. This includes the willingness to travel to Israel.
- Master's degree in biology, bioinformatics, or a related field
- The ability to independently take responsibility over your project
- Strong teamwork and communication skills
- Reliability, attention to detail and effective time management
- Excellent written and oral command of English is essential
- Interesting, versatile workplace
- International, attractive working environment
- Campus with modern state-of-the-art infrastructure
- Access to international research networks
- Doctoral student payment including social benefits
- Flexible working hours
- Comprehensive training and mentoring program through the Helmholtz International Graduate School
Earliest Possible Start Date: as soon as possible
Duration: The position is limited to 3 years.
Application Deadline: 05.08.2021
Dr. Ina Kurth
Phone +49 6221/42-1665
Please note that we do not accept applications submitted via email.