PhD student in Molecular Genetic Epidemiology at Heidelberg

The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With more than 2100 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.

The Division of Molecular Genetic Epidemiology (Kst. C050) is seeking for a PhD student (Ref-No. 79/2009)

Research work in the area of cancer genetics leading to doctoral thesis. The specific area includes study of somatic and germ-line genetic variants involved in malignant melanoma and other cancer types in order to understand disease initiation and progression.
The studies will involve genome wide characterization using DNA microarrays and global gene expression. The studies will be carried out on tumor tissues using different molecular

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Please send applications including a CV, grade certificates with
marks and name of 2-3 referees.
Your profile:
Diploma in biology ;
Background in molecular biology and genetics;
Knowledge of biostatistics and bioinformatics is desirable.

The position is limited to 3 years.
Further information:
Rajiv Kumar, phone 06221/42-1806
The German Cancer Research Center is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and encourages female applicants to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.

Please send your significant application to
Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum
Personal- und Sozialwesen
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg
Or apply online: www.dkfz.de