The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the largest biomedical research institute in Germany operates a comprehensive program in the field of cancer research. Together with university partners at seven renowned partner sites, we have established the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK).

For the partner site of DKTK Essen / Düsseldorf the German Cancer Research Center is seeking a

PhD Student

Applied Bioinformatics (Stipend)

(Ref-No. 170/2017)

Description:

The Institute of Translational Skin Cancer Research at the German Consortium for Translational Cancer Research (DKTK) in Essen / Düsseldorf, part of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), is soliciting applications for a PhD Student Applied Bioinformatics to work in the area of molecular and immunological characterization of skin cancer (melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, lymphoma) focusing on, genetic, epigentic and translational regulation of metastasis and immune escape based on high throughput methods and the respective bioinformatics analyses. The PhD Student will be co-supervised by the department for bioinformatics.

 

Research Focus:

  • Molecular and immunological characterization of skin cancer (cutaneous T cell lymphoma, melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma) for a better understanding of the pathophysiology and development of therapy strategies
  • Molecular analyses (i.e. ImmunoSeq; nanoString; RNA-Seq; TA-Seq; ChiP-Seq; …) and bioinformatics work-up of the respective results
  • Functional cell-assays (i.e. flow cytometry; fluorescence microscopy; CRISP/CAS9 gene editing; …)
  • Analyses of compiled data using bioinformatics and system biology tools (e.g. using R / Bioconductor; Ingenuity; Metacore; …)

Your profile:

  • You have successfully completed your M.Sc. or diploma studies in biology, bioinformatics, or a related discipline
  • You have basic knowledge with bioinformatics tools (e.g. R, Phyton or Java)
  • It is an advantage, if you have experience with Linux and/or execution of ‘command line’ applications
  • Good scientific writing skills
  • Sound proficiency (both spoken and written) in English is required

The position is limited to 3 years.

The Institute of Translational Skin Cancer Research is located at the University Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen.

For further information please contact
Prof. Dr. Becker, phone +49 201 183- 6727.

The German Cancer Research Center is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and encourages female applicants to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.

To apply for a position please use our online application portal (www.dkfz.de).

We ask for your understanding that we cannot return application documents that are sent to us by post (Deutsches Krebs­for­schungs­zentrum, Personal­abteilung, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg) and that we do not accept applications submitted via email. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.