Scientific Positions

Postdoc Fellowship in Crosstalk between Key Mutations in Prostate Cancer Progression 1000354

A 3-year Post.Doc. position is available in the subject of prostate cancer progression. The project is focused on key mutations in prostate cancer progression by use of in vivo model and is led by associate professor Martin K. Thomsen, at Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark. The project is funded by The Danish Cancer Society.

The project will address crosstalk between key mutations in prostate cancer progression. The study is based on an in vivo CRISPR mouse model for prostate cancer to introduce multiple mutations simultaneously. Hereby, the project will identify key factors and mechanism in prostate cancer progression. This will be carried out by analysing samples by bioinformatics and in combination with characterization of the cancer, which will reveal tumour network in prostate cancer progression. Key findings will be validated on human samples and finally their function will be assessed in vivo by CRISPR/Cas9 gene alteration.

The candidate

The preferred candidate must have a strong interest in cancer biology and a desire to work with in vivo models. Furthermore, the techniques related to the project are broad, from CRISPR and cloning to bioinformatics and handling of mice including complicated operations. Therefore, a highly skilled candidate is needed with good learning skills and a positive mind set as it is expected that the applicants are leading all aspects of the project. Therefore, a profound interest in both the methodological and the biological/medical aspects of the project is a selection criteria. During the Post.Doc. it is expected that part of the project will be carried out at a collaborator. In addition to the primary project, the successful applicant is expected to contribute intellectually to other ongoing and related projects in the group.

The candidate must have a relevant Ph.D. degree and a first author publication. Preferably experience with mouse handling, CRISPR technology and cell culture work would be an advantage.

Further information

Further information regarding the fellowship can be obtained by contacting associate professor Martin K. Thomsen at mkt@clin.au.dk.
Required qualifications

Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

Formalities and references

  • Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
  • The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities (in Danish).
  • Application

    Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications as well as a teaching portfolio. Template for applicant - postdoc must be completed and uploaded under Other information to consider. A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted.

    Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the facultys Guidelines for applicants for academic positions and Aarhus Universitys Guidelines on the use of teaching portfolios.

    The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its assessment. In such cases, the applicant will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless the application is withdrawn.

    Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form below or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

    Deadline

    All applications must be made online and received by:

    01.10.2018
    Please apply online here

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