What we are looking for
The BioMed X Institute in Heidelberg, Germany, is establishing a new, fully funded research group in the field of:
Extrachromosomal DNA in Cancer
If you hold a PhD or master’s degree with an outstanding track record or strong interest in the field of oncology, we invite you to apply with a project proposal for a position in our new research group (1 group leader, 2 postdoctoral researchers, 2 research assistants).
Each BioMed X project team is sponsored by an industry partner. The sponsor of this call for application is Merck.
Extrachromosomal circular DNA (ecDNA) was recently found to be particularly abundant in multiple human cancer cells, although its frequency varies among different cancer types. Elevated levels of ecDNA have been considered an effective biomarker of cancer pathogenesis. Multiple reports have demonstrated that the amplification of oncogenes and therapeutic resistance genes located on both, circular as well as non-circular extrachromosomal DNA is a frequent event that drives intratumoral genetic heterogeneity and provides a potential evolutionary advantage.
Project proposals should focus on the following key challenges:
Candidates for postdoctoral positions are expected to have completed a PhD or equivalent within the last four years and a certain degree of specialization in one or more relevant cutting-edge technologies and scientific areas including, but not limited to genomics, imaging, DNA metabolism, and chromatin remodeling.
What we offer
There is flexibility over starting dates, but successful applicants are welcome to take up post starting February 1, 2022.
Application & Selection Process
About BioMed X
BioMed X is an independent research institute located on the campus of the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Together with our partners, we identify big biomedical research challenges and provide creative solutions by combining global crowdsourcing with local incubation of the world’s brightest early-career research talents. Each of the highly diverse research teams at BioMed X has access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure and is continuously guided by experienced mentors from academia and industry. At BioMed X, we combine the best of two worlds – academia and industry – and enable breakthrough innovation by making biomedical research more efficient, more agile, and more fun.
BioMed X Institute
Im Neuenheimer Feld 515
|Titel||Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) Extrachromosomal DNA in Cancer|
|Job location||Im Neuenheimer Feld 583, 69120 Heidelberg|
|Veröffentlicht||Juli 5, 2021|
|Bewerbungsschluss||August 29, 2021|
|Jobart||Post Doc  |
|Fachbereiche||Krebsforschung,   Onkologie,   Molekularbiologie,   Genetik,   Zellbiologie,   Computergestütze Biologie  |