PhD positions

The German Cancer Research Center has an international PhD Program with 36 fellowships granted annually. The program provides interdisciplinary training and research opportunities in the field of Biology and Cancer Research. Intested candidate might contact the group leader for further information.
For details about the application visit Helmholtz International Graduate School for Cancer Research at DKFZ at

PhD student position available (starting July 1, 2021 or later)

There is no cancer without cell division. The direction in which a cell divides is determined by the orientation of its mitotic spindle at metaphase.
The focus of the PhD project is to understand the molecular mechanisms of mitotic spindle orientation. In particular, we would like to unravel how abnormalities in this process leads to cancer invasion and metastasis.
Different state-of-the-art techniques will be applied (i.e. live-cell imaging, cellular invasion assays, cell migration assays, proteomic screens). (Zhu et al., J. Cell Biol. 2013, 200: 773–787; Kschonsak and Hoffmann, J Cell Sci 2018, doi:10.1242/jcs.214544).
We offer working in an enthusiastic international environment, detailed initial skill adaptation training regarding methods, excellent guidance, regular lab meetings and literature seminars, lab retreats, possibility to attend national and international conferences and membership in the Helmholtz International Graduate School.
Applicants should hold a diploma / master's degree in biology / life sciences with outstanding grades, have a strong background in biochemistry and molecular cell biology and excellent laboratory and analytical skills.
Full applications should include curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, transcripts of records of both bachelor and master studies and the names and contact details of two referees.
The position is available initially for three years.

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