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PhD Student (f/m/x)

The aim of OncoRay - National Center for Radiation Research in Oncology - is the improvement of the cure of cancer diseases trough individual technologically optimized Radiation therapy. Thereby, top scientists and Young telents take their Chance on such high demand of preclinical and clinical translational Research field. OncoRay offers high-level research facilities, internationally acknowledged expertise in translational cancer and radiation research, and a dedicated postgraduate school with a MSc and PhD program.

Starting at March, 1st 2020, the research group “Molecular and Cellular Radiobiology” at OncoRay (head: Prof. Nils Cordes) is seeking for a highly motivated and technically skilled

PhD Student (f/m/x)

The position is part of the Innovative Training Network (ITN) “THERADNET”. The network is devoted to training and innovations in THErapeutic RADiation. It is funded under Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019, grant agreement number: 860245).

Topic: Key proteins of the cancer cell adhesome connecting radiosensitivity and angiogenesis

The successful Candidat will uncovering the underlying molecular mechanisms between therapy resistance chromatin and DNA repair in head and neck Cancers, identifying the structural connection between membranous cell adhesion molecules and the nuclear matrix essentially co-regulating DNA repair and characterizing the radiochemosensitizing effects of novel multi-targeting approaches in head and neck cancers in-vitro and in-vivo.

Your Profile:

  • Master’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular/Cell Biology or related fields
  • Excellent knowledge and practical experience in experimental techniques covering cell and molecular biology and protein biochemistry
  • Strong background knowledge and experience in cancer research and chromatin Regulation
  • Good knowledge and practice with MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently and goal-oriented
  • Very good knowledge of the English language and willingness to work in an international Team

We offer you the possibility of

  • Arranging for flexible working hours to find a balance between work and family life
  • Using our internal prevention program including courses and fitness in our Carus Vital health center
  • Taking part in job-oriented educational course in our Carus Akademie
  • Professional and personal development with excellent support measures
  • For the PhD student three secondments (2-3 months each) are planned: University Zürich; Westdeutsches Protonentherapiezentrum Essen; Universitätsklinikum Essen
  • A Position according to the TV-L conditions (E13;100%)

The successful candidates will receive a financial package including mobility and family allowance (if applicable), and will be employed according the rules for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks (ITN) and the general regulations of each institution.  Women are explicitly invited to apply. Handicapped persons will be preferred in case of equal qualification.

Applications (in English) should include a CV, certificates of examination grades, a motivation letter (max. one page) describing your research career goals, skills and experience, as well as two letters of recommendation. Please quote the reference number ZIK0919796.

We kindly ask you to apply preferably via our online form until October, 13th 2019, to make the selection process faster and more effective. Of course, we also consider your written application without any disadvantages. For further information please contact: Prof. Dr. N. Cordes, Email: