Post-doctoral position at DKFZ, Heidelberg

Here it is a job offer in the lab of an excellent scientist, collaborator and friend. For more information refeer to Dr. Bruno Galy: b.galy@Dkfz-Heidelberg.de

Job topic: Virus-Associated Carcinogenesis

The lab: The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg, Germany, invites application for a highly motivated and creative postdoctoral researcher to explore the molecular bases underlying metabolic and genetic reprogramming in infection/inflammation-induced cancer. The DKFZ is located in the picturesque city of Heidelberg in the South of Germany and benefits from an exceptionally strong research
environment, with Germany’s oldest university and several other leading life science research institutions in Europe.
The successful candidate will join the newly created research group “Metabolism of infection/inflammation-induced cancer” (head: Dr. Bruno GALY) in the “virus-associated carcinogenesis” department of the DKFZ. One major focus of the lab is on iron metabolism, whose alterations are emerging as a key metabolic hallmark of cancer. Using a combination of biochemical and molecular biology assays together with state-of-the-art cellular and mouse models, the candidate will investigate the function of central regulatory networks of iron homeostasis in various aspects of tumor formation and progression.

The profile: The ideal candidate has a strong background in tumor biology and an excellent publication record. A solid experience with cell and molecular biology techniques and mouse models will be essential. Further experience with metabolic phenotyping and large-scale data analysis will be a strong plus. The applicant holds a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in biology, biochemistry or related field. She/He is rigorous, able to conduct independent research, has a strong team player attitude and is willing to advise junior staff.