4 Year PhD Position

Job Details
Closing Date: 2020-10-31
Institution: Medical University of Vienna
Keyword Names: Academic/Research, Cancer/Oncology, PhD / Graduate Studentship
Line 1: Medical University of Vienna
City: Vienna
Country: Austria

Job Description

4 Year PhD Position

Institute of Cancer Research, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

PhD position

We are offering a fully funded PhD position in the Laboratory of Gergely Szakacs at the Institute of Cancer Research, Medical University of Vienna from December 1, 2020.

The Research Project:

We are seeking an exceptionally motivated PhD student to identify and characterize novel molecular regulators of cancer cell survival and metastatic growth following chemotherapeutic drug treatment with the focus on breast cancer, using cancer cell line, tumor organoid and genetic mouse cancer models. This project will primarily involve clonal tracing by barcoding, standard and 3D organoid cell culture, NGS (RNA-seq), mouse work, histology, in vitro and in vivo live imaging and molecular biology techniques for gene editing, DNA, RNA and protein analysis.

We offer:

  • a PhD position for 4 years (covering research costs, work-related travel expenses and salary) in the PhD Program “Malignant Diseases” of the Medical University of Vienna
  • individual supervision in our group
  • mentoring, training and courses in frame of the PhD Program “Malignant Diseases”
  • full access to state-of-the-art facilities
  • a dynamic and multidisciplinary international research environment
  • a PhD degree awarded by the Medical University of Vienna

You are:

  • an exceptionally motivated PhD candidate with a master’s degree in biology or equivalent
  • with a keen interest in basic and translational cancer research that nurtures the precise, personalized and predictive cancer therapy of the future
  • with a clear encouragement to be part of an international and interdisciplinary team
  • excellent in writing and speaking English

Experiences in mouse models of cancer, cellular and mouse models of drug resistance, 3D cell culture, CRISPR/Cas9, NGS or barcoding are of advantage.


Please send your application including CV, motivation letter and the contact details of three referees to following addresses:

Application deadline: 31 Oct 2020