PhD Position Switzerland University Hospital Zürich

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PhD Position

Pathology Department, University Hospital Zürich

Workplace    Zürich

Description    Our group is interested in understanding the development of renal carcinoma. A PhD student position is available for a period of 3-4 years for establishing a mouse model for renal carcinoma and for investigating the molecular and cellular mechanisms in cancer development. Further, the role of VHL in tumor metastasis and tumor growth will be investigated.

The work will involve in vitro and ex vivo work with cell lines, kidney transplantation and in vivo work with mice, including flow cytometry analysis of various organs, gene expression analysis as well as histopathology.

We are looking for a highly motivated, creative and self-contained person who likes to work in a multicultural environment. The successful candidate should own a MSc/Diploma degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or Genetics. Knowledge of molecular and cellular biology techniques (cell culture, real-time PCR, DNA, RNA, FACS analysis) is desired, as is the motivation to work in a clinical environment as well as in collaboration with clinicians.

Candidates should speak English and German.

Entrance upon    01.05.2008

Duration of appointment    3-4 years

Contact address    Please submit resume and references to Dr. Mathias Heikenwälder, Institute of Neuropathology, University Hospital of Zurich, Schmelzbergstrasse 12, CH-8091 Zurich, Switzerland

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