The Center of Experimental Medicine, Institute of Tumor Biology invites applications for the post of Scientist (Postdoctoral Researcher).

The Center of Experimental Medicine, Institute of Tumor Biology invites applications for

the post of Scientist (Postdoctoral Researcher)

The initial contract is for three years (depending on the release of funds), and further
extension is possible. The position is vacant and the successful candidate can begin
immediately. The project “Detection of metastatic founder cells for stratification and
monitoring of systemic therapies in cancer patients” is funded by the Federal Ministry
of Education and Research and focuses on molecular diagnostics in cancer. The aim
of the project is to assess the biological potential of these cells in order to enable a
more precise prediction of the prognosis and to assess the need for adjuvant therapy
in individual cancer patients. The project leaders, Prof. Pantel and Prof. Burkhardt,
have profound experience in experimental and clinical studies on tumour dissemination
and cancer micro-metastasis (Nature Rev. Cancer 8, 329-340, 2008).

Job description: The successful applicant will work as part of an experienced team of
senior scientists and technicians and have the opportunity of working on the development
of a new diagnostic platform for the detection and molecular characterization of
metastating stem cells in cancer patients. There is the opportunity of building up a
research group which will be driven by the applicant’s innovative skills and commitment
to the project.

Profile: Applicants holding a PhD or MD/PhD in biology, biochemistry or medicine,
and who have profound knowledge in experimental medical research with a focus on
molecular biology and/or immunology should apply.

For further information, please contact Mrs Pakusa, Administrative Office, Institute for
Tumour Biology, phone: +49-40-428033503.

The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf appoints its personnel according to
eligibility, aptitude and professional skills. Disabled candidates will be given preference
in the case of equal qualifications. The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
supports equal opportunities for women, and women are encouraged to apply.

Please send your full application until June 23rd, 2008 to the Universitätsklinikum
Hamburg-Eppendorf, GB Personal & Organisation, Frau Schild, PPO 5,
Kzf.: 2008-06/171; Martinistr. 52, 20246 Hamburg