PostDoc Position in translational research

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The research group of Visceral Surgery under the guidance of Dr. Salvatore Piscuoglio is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral scientist to join our team of bioinformaticians, molecular biologists, pathologists and surgery fellows at the Department of Biomedicine, Basel, Switzerland. The main focus of the laboratory is the use of multi-omics approaches to identify and characterize biomarkers and to understand the important genetic alterations and their interactions that contribute to the development of cancer. The research topics will also include studying predictive biomarkers and targeted agents in cancer. The primary responsibilities will include experimental validation of newly discovered cancer targets and predictive biomarkers, characterization of their molecular basis, confirming their role in tumor initiation, progression, and/or therapeutic resistance in vitro and in vivo, pinpointing their mechanisms of action, elucidating their clinical significance using patient samples, and exploring potential clinical applications.

Starting date would be immediately or upon agreement

Your position
The candidate will have the opportunity to develop, apply and optimize cutting-edge molecular biology methods to further our understanding of cancer biology. The candidate will have the flexibility to develop its own projects within the scope of the areas of interest within the laboratory. The candidate will also assist in the supervision of PhD students.

Your profile

  • PhD in genetics, molecular biology, cancer immunology, cell biology or related discipline.
  • Hands-on experience in cell signaling and molecular/cell biology is essential.
  • Experience working with mouse models and organoids would be highly desirable.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.

We offer you

  • A postdoctoral position for 4 years
  • Highly competitive salary in line with Swiss National Science Foundation scale
  • Negotiable starting date
  • The research group will provide a dynamic environment, unique tools and modern equipment supporting you in every aspect of your scientific work. Basel is an international city and represents an important life sciences hub in Europe

Application / Contact
If you are interested in the position, please send your complete application (CV, letter of motivation, contact information of references)
to Dr. Mairene Coto (mairene.coto@unibas.ch) and/or
Dr. Salvatore Piscuoglio (s.piscuoglio@unibas.ch).


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