Three postdoc positions for projects on cancer metastasis in the Erler Group at BRIC, University of Copenhagen

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Three postdoc positions for projects on cancer metastasis in the Erler Group at BRIC

Our research
In our group, we try to understand how cancer spreads through the body (a process called metastasis) as this is responsible for over 90% of cancer patient deaths. Metastasis is strongly influenced by the tumor microenvironment. We study how cells sense and respond to the tumor microenvironment in such a way as to become more aggressive, with a particular focus on cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. We take a multidisciplinary, integrative approach to perform high quality translational research with collaborative partners world-wide.
 
Project 1: Pre-clinical testing of novel anti-cancer agents
The aim of the project is to undertake the necessary research to test novel anti-angiogenic agents to bring them forward to the clinic. A wide range of techniques will be employed to undertake the research, with a focus on tumor-endothelial cell interactions. The biology behind the changes observed will be investigated during the project.
Start: Preferably January 1st 2013 or after agreement.
Duration: 3 years
 
Project 2: Pre-clinical testing of novel anti-cancer agents
The aim of the project is to undertake the necessary research to test novel anti-metastatic agents to bring them forward to the clinic. A wide range of techniques will be employed to undertake the research, with a focus on cell-matrix interactions. The biology behind altered tumour cell behaviour will be investigated during the project.
 
Start: Preferably November 1st 2012 or after agreement.
Duration: 1 year in the first instance
 
Please read more about the Erler Research Group and BRIC on www.bric.ku.dk
 
Qualifications
We expect you to be a highly motivated and highly ambitious scientist with the following qualifications:
  • A PhD in Life Sciences
  • Strong experience in mammalian cell biology, biochemistry and/or molecular biology
  • Previous experience in cancer/tumour biology is preferred
  • Previous experience in in vitro and in vivo imaging is essential for Project 1


Place of employment

The employment is at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. BRIC is located in the Biocenter, close to the centre of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a young, dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and a number of core facilities shared between the 19 research groups at BRIC and the neighbour Finsen laboratory. We have weekly journal clubs, data clubs, seminars with invited speakers, a young researchers club ASAP and our own PhD programme, MoMeD.
 
Terms of salary and employment
The appointments are scheduled to start this spring. Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. Currently, the monthly salary starts around 31.800 DKK/ca. 4.250 Euro plus 17,1% in pension. Depending on qualifications, a higher salary may be negotiated. Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.
 
For further information regarding the position, please do not hesitate to contact Associate Professor Janine Erler on Janine.erler@bric.ku.dk
 
Application
Your application for must be submitted electronically by clicking "Apply online" below. The application must include the following documents/attachments:
 
  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  • CV incl. education, research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  • A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
  • Publication list.

  • Furthermore, the applicant should provide two letters of recommendation sent directly to jobs@bric.ku.dk with subject "name candidate-Erler-Postdoc-7oct2012" from the supporting persons before application deadline. Please make sure that an easy match between the recommendation letter and the individual applicant is possible.
     
    Application deadline: 7th October 2012.
     
    We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the above-mentioned requirements.
     
    Applications will be assessed according to the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation Executive Order no 284 of 25. April 2008. The main criteria for selection will be a strong research potential of the applicant and experience with the above mentioned techniques, methods and area of research.
     
    BRIC and University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
    Apply online
    Deadline: 07-10-2012
    Publisher: BRIC - Biotech Research & Innovation Center
        

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