PhD position at Division of Molecular Genetic Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Center

Applications are invited for a

PhD position

at Division of Molecular Genetic Epidemiology,

German Cancer Research Center

Funding source: Tumorzentrum Heidelberg/Mannheim

Duration: as soon as possible until 31.12.2010

Supervisor: PD Dr Rajiv Kumar

Research work will involve a specific area of cancer genetics leading to

doctoral thesis. The study will include an investigation of genetic variants

involved in the susceptibility of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia

identified by genome wide analysis using SNP microarrays. The basis of

project is to identify predisposing genetic factors and role of such genetic

factors in the disease outcome. The project will involve the use of Hap-

Map data to identify haplotypes and tagging single nucleotide polymorphisms

to capture maximum information about the involvement of

haplotypes in risk modulation of the disease. The research work will

involve use of bioinformatics, biostatistics and extensive laboratory work.

The project is being carried out collaboration with Prof. Dr. C. R. Bartram,

Institute of Human Genetics, University of Heidelberg. The funding is

guaranteed for three years.

The required qualifications are diploma in biology or related field; background

in molecular biology and genetics and knowledge of biostatistics

is desirable.

The interested candidates can contact:

PD Dr Rajiv Kumar (Phone: 0049-(0)6221-421806)

Division of Molecular Genetic Epidemiology

German Cancer Research Center

Im Neuenheimer Feld 580

69120 Heidelberg


Email: r.kumar@dkfz.de

Link: http://www.laborjournal.de/rubric/markt/gesetzt/S_08_04_a46.pdf

Engineer Two-Photon Microscopy in Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Department: The Microscopic Imaging Centre (MIC) of the Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen,

The Netherlands is a State-of-the-art facility for imaging of biological specimens utilizing light microscopy (bright-field, confocal, two-photon); scanning and transmission electron microscopy; and digital sample analysis for researchers within and outside the NCMLS.

Job profile: The engineer supports the newly installed two photon in vivo imaging platform (hardware); develops add-ons (f.e. skin windows) to analyze internal mouse tissues/organs (CAD programming); develops automated measurements (macro programming); keeps up to date with relevant scientific and technical literature; trains external and internal users

Requirements: Academic degree in Physics or Biology with background microscopy (or equivalent); relevant computer skills; fluent written and spoken English; enthusiastic and communicative skills

Terms of employment: Temporary 2 years with option to be extended; 36 hrs per week; salary level 10: maximal € 3638 gross per month

Information: Prof. Dr. P. Friedl, head Cell Dynamics Group, +31 24 3610907, p.friedl@ncmls.ru.nl; Dr. J. Fransen, Microscopy facility manager, +31 24 3614284, j.fransen@ncmls.ru.nl

Kontakt: Mw. M. Korsten, HRM counsellor (
155 CBEG, Concerns vacancy: 08484), UMC Radboud, Postbus 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands