ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity of Patras
RESEARCH FIELDBiological sciences › Biology
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE15/03/2017 23:00 - Europe/Athens
LOCATIONGreece › Rio, Patras
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE15/04/2017
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER722729
The Cell Cycle Laboratory (ccl.med.upatras.gr), School of Medicine, University of Patras in Greece, Group Leader Prof. Zoi Lygerou and the European Program SYNTRAIN (syntrain.ku.dk), invite applications for one (1) PhD student position.
We are looking for a bright and highly motivated candidate to join our interdisciplinary team studying pathways maintaining genome integrity in human cells and their misregulation in cancer. Cells with aberrations in DNA replication licensing factors will be used in synthetic lethality approaches to identify pathways essential for cancer cell survival under replication stress. Advanced live-cell imaging will be combined to genetic approaches for the functional characterization of the identified pathways, while compounds targeting licensing factors will be characterized in vivo and in vitro as antitumor drugs for breast and ovarian cancer.
The SYNTRAIN Project:
The PhD position is part of the Marie Curie ITN European SYNTRAIN network, an international group of 9 top-quality European research laboratories and 1 company located in 7 countries. The SYNTRAIN network is equipped with a broad and complementary spectrum of advanced research methodologies enabling associated fellows to conduct frontline research. The training program includes state-of-the-art methods in drug and phenotype screening, genetically engineered mouse models, cell biology and biochemistry. The project will offer great opportunities to establish collaborations throughout Europe, and will provide an interdisciplinary training in multiple fields. As part of the SYNTRAIN network, the PhD student will participate in planned secondments and outreach activities in partner laboratories of the network.
Contract Duration: 36 months
Salary: Monthly living allowance of approx 2883 EUR (gross, full-time equivalent). Additional allowances for mobility and family according to EU-rules.
Interested candidates should submit their application electronically to Prof. Zoi Lygerou (email@example.com) as soon as possible and not later than March 15. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.
The application should consist of:
Brief statement of interest
CV (including contact details of referees)
Two reference letters, provided directly by referees by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview in person or over-skype soon after application submission.
Web site for additional job details
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELBiological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
MSc in Biology or related disciplines or MD degree, fluency in English, prior experience with Molecular and Cellular Biology approaches.
Candidates must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers after the Master degree, and they must not yet have a doctoral degree at the time of the appointment.
Candidates can be of any nationality but must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Greece for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the start date of the fellowship. This excludes short stays such as holidays or compulsory national service.
EURAXESS offer ID: 181647
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