PhD Student Position in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Group of Regulation of Gene Transcription
A PhD position is available in the group of Regulation of Gene Transcription. The project focuses on emerging cyclin-dependent kinases (mainly Cdk12 and Cdk13) involved in the regulation of gene transcription, modulation of DNA damage responses and onset of ovarian cancer (see recent papers: Blazek et al., Genes and Development. 2011; Blazek, Cell Cycle, 2012; Bosken et al, Nature Communications, 2014; Ekumi et al, Nucleic Acids Research, 2015; Greifenberg et al, Cell Reports, 2016).
To address basic biological questions related to the kinases we use advanced techniques of molecular biology and biochemistry such as immunoprecipitation coupled with mass spectrometry, ChIP, CLIP, RNA-seq and others.
- The candidate must be highly motivated, self-driven with an excellent academic record and hold a Master´s degree (or be close to its completion) in molecular biology, biochemistry or in a related field of life sciences.
- Applicant must have a strong interest in molecular biology; interest in bioinformatics and cancer biology is a plus.
- Experience with basic techniques of molecular biology and biochemistry such as cell culture, western blotting, PCR, cloning, expression of proteins in bacteria, and others is an advantage.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills and fluency in spoken and written English are required.
Please send application (including CV, short statement of research background/ interests and the contact information of at least two references) by email to the head of the group Dr. Dalibor Blazek at email@example.com.
The ad is open until the position is occupied.