Postdoc Position In Molecular Cancer Biology

Masaryk University
February 28, 2023
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Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, invites excellent scientists to apply for

POSTDOC POSITION

in Molecular Cancer Biology

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic postdoc to join Stjepan Uldrijan Research Group and decipher the molecular mechanisms controlling the oncogenic RAS/RAF/MEK/ERK signaling in malignant melanoma cells under metabolic stress , particularly the crosstalk between the AMPK and ERK signaling pathways. The ambitious project builds partly on our previously published findings (Verlande et al. EMBO Rep. 2018 Feb;19(2):320-336) and more recent unpublished discoveries. The successful applicant will use various molecular and cell biology techniques – e.g., confocal microscopy, molecular cloning, flow cytometry, site-directed mutagenesis, expression profiling, proteomics, and immunoprecipitations.

More information about the group is available at: https: // biology.med.muni.cz/en/research/stjepan-uldrijan-group/about.

Interested candidates must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in Molecular biology, biochemistry, or a similar field, obtained within the last seven years;
  • Performed biomedical research or was a Ph.D. student outside the territory of the Czech Republic for at least two whole years in the last three years, with a working time of at least 0.5 full-time equivalent;
  • Have a publication record proving experience in biomedical research – at least three research articles published in the last three years listed by the Web of Science, with IF above the field median (at least two of the articles in Q1).
  • Additional requirements and selection criteria:

  • Relevant experience in molecular cell biology, cell energy metabolism, and cancer cell signaling. (Experience in drug or nanoparticles synthesis and drug, nanoparticles, or natural products cytotoxicity/activity testing on cancer cell lines will not be considered relevant for this research project.)
  • Hands-on experience with various biochemical and molecular biology techniques relevant to the planned research.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and ability to work in a team.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English (at level C1 or higher).
  • Quality of the published research and applicant's contribution to the articles.
  • Independence and enthusiasm.
  • Masaryk University offers:

  • An exciting job in a dynamically-expanding university area;
  • A professional but friendly research team;
  • Full support of the administrative and project offices;
  • The support of the international office for the successful applicant and their family;
  • Flexible working hours
  • Anticipated start date: The position is available from July 2023 or upon agreement

    The submission deadline is 28th February 2023.

    Please submit e-application below.

    The application should include the following:

  • A CV including a list of published research papers
  • names and contact details of three senior scientists willing to provide a reference;
  • A motivation letter;
  • A Ph.D. diploma (diplomas from foreign institutions outside the EU may require official recognition);
  • Documents confirming that the candidate worked or studied for a Ph.D. at least two whole years in the last three years outside the territory of the Czech Republic.
  • A review of applications will start immediately after the deadline. Short- listed candidates will be invited for interview within one month of the deadline.

    Further information about:

  • The Medical Faculty of Masaryk University is available at https: // www. med.muni.cz/en
  • Masaryk University is available at https: // www. muni.cz/en
  • Brno is available at https: // www. gotobrno.cz/en/
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