as soon as possible
part-time (25 hours / week); initially limited for 3 years (third-party funded project)
Your salary will be based on TV-L

» Your tasks

  • Perform in vitro (PhD position #1) or in vivo (PhD position #2) experiments on basis of the DFG-funded project "Effect of oxidative stress response in HPV16 mediated oropharyngeal carcinogenesis."
  • Record, analyze and present experimental data
  • Contribute to scientific publications
  • Manage your own research project with direct supervision by the PIs

» Your Profile

  • A completed Master’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or a related field
  • Motivation, curiosity and creativity, and a strong ability to solve problems through critical analytical thinking
  • Keen interest in HPV oncogenesis and cancer cell biology
  • Excellent communication skills, fluency in English, and a sense for teamwork
  • Profound knowledge of techniques used in molecular biology, cell biology strongly preferred
  • Experience with cell culture and/or mouse work is required

» Our Offer

  • A versatile job in a highly interesting and challenging scientific environment
  • Close mentoring and technical support
  • Access to core facilities offering cutting-edge technologies (CMMC and CECAD)
  • Flexible working time models to support families

» Your future with us

Working at the University Hospital of Cologne and the Faculty of Medicine means helping to shape the future - the future of medicine, the future of patients and, of course, your own future. You will benefit from over 60 clinics and institutes as well as numerous other departments and facilities and more than 12,000 jobs. The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Cologne and the University Hospital of Cologne take on important social tasks in research, teaching and patient care. A close network with many university and non-university partners guarantees internationally successful science and excellent training.

» Your future in detail

The Institute of Virology and Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery are searching for two PhD applicants for the collaborative DFG-funded project “Effect of oxidative stress response in HPV16 mediated oropharyngeal carcinogenesis” Both candidates will join dynamic research labs and will participate in the analysis of the molecular mechanisms in HPV-driven Head and Neck Cancer. In the particular project we aim to develop novel, cisplatin treatment de-escalating therapeutic approaches for HPV-induced tumors targeting the metabolic and oxidative stress response.

We offer a stimulating scientific environment located at the newly established TRIO research building with direct access to modern core facilities (CMMC, CECAD), excellent guidance and interesting national and international collaborations. Applicants will have access to cutting-edge technology and the opportunity for collaborations in an excellent scientific setting.

Applications from women are expressly encouraged and will be given priority in the event of equal suitability, qualifications and professional performance.

People with disabilities are welcome and will be given preference if they have the same aptitude and qualifications.

Professor Dr. Baki Akgül or Dr. Christian Hübbers
+49 221 478-8520 or -15066
Application deadline: 16.06.2024
Universitätsklinikum Köln AöR
Geschäftsbereich Personal
Job-ID: 00004521
50937 Köln