08/03/2018
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PhD student - Department of Surgery


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Ghent University
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Medical sciencesOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    15/07/2018 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Gent
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38

Last application date Jul 15, 2018 23:59
Department GE10 - Department of Surgery
Contract Limited duration
Degree Master bioengineering, Master biomedical sciences, Master bioinformatics
Occupancy rate 100%
Vacancy Type Research staff

Job description

The lab of Prof. Dr. Piet Pattyn is working on the use of liquid biopsies in esophageal carcinoma. Currently, we are looking for a candidate for a PhD project in which we aim to identify and validate blood-based biomarkers that can help determine diagnosis, predict treatment and prognosis of patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma using transcriptome sequencing data. Collection of serial blood and tissue samples for this study started in June 2016 and has now grown into a multicentric organized study for collection of biomaterials. For this project, there is a strong collaboration between the Department of Medical Genetics, the Cancer Research Center, and the Department of Gastro-enterology, Oncology and Pathology.

Profile of the candidate

  • Candidates should have a master degree in bio-engineering, biomedical sciences or bioinformatics
  •  Interest, affinity and ideally previous experience in computational biology/bio-informatics analysis of sequencing data sets during master thesis
  • Broad interest in transcriptomics and cancer biology

How to apply

For further information or to apply (include motivation letter, curriculum vitae with study results and contact information of potential referees), please contact: Dr. A Philippron ()

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Medical sciences
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Map Information

Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Ghent University
Belgium
Gent
9000
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33

EURAXESS offer ID: 286420
Posting organisation offer ID: 111171