University Hospital of Cologne

PhD student in the area of Molecular Cancer Biology

University Hospital Cologne

Cologne, Germany

The University of Cologne offers a wide range of scientific disciplines and internationally leading profile areas organized in six faculties. At the Faculty of Medicine 1.800 scientists are engaged in research, ranging from basic sciences to clinical application, as well as teaching and health care. Together with the University Hospital Cologne the faculty maintains 58 clinics, research institutes and centres. 3.400 students study in this dynamic and innovative environment. The Faculty of Medicine and the University Hospital Cologne are embedded in the scientifically highly active Rhine region. They have strong contacts to and alliances with the surrounding universities and non-university research institutions guaranteeing scientific excellence in research and teaching.

The research groups of Professor Dr. Martin Sos and Dr. Johannes Brägelmann (Molecular Pathology, Institute of Pathology and Department of Translational Genomics) are seeking applications for a

PhD student in the area of Molecular Cancer Biology

This position (TV-L, 65%) is available immediately. The third-party-funded position is limited to 3 years according to the law (WissZeitVG).

The main goal of our translational research efforts is to provide breakthrough medicine for lung cancer patients; our projects are therefore centered on the functional understanding of molecular processes that modulate the response to cancer treatment. To capture the cellular networks mediating sensitivity/resistance to cancer therapies we employ CRISPR-based gain- and loss-of-function experiments including genome-wide screens with genome and transcriptome sequencing as well as animal experiments. We moreover combine innovative molecular cell biology technologies with cutting-edge computational biology methods in order to make an impact on the development of novel cancer therapies.

Your profile:

Master degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field (e. g. biology, medicine, bioinformatics)
Basic knowledge of cancer cell biology
Prior research experience
High degree of excitement and the ability to drive projects independently
Team spirit as well as excellent communication skills

We offer:

A multidisciplinary and innovative research environment
Intensive mentoring and support for your scientific career
Multiple interactions with global leaders, both from academia and industry
Participation in numerous seminars within the field of translational cancer biology

Your salary will be based on TV-L.

Applications from female candidates are welcome; suitably qualified women will be given preferential consideration unless other applicants clearly demonstrate superior qualifications.

We also welcome applications from disabled candidates, who will also be given preferential consideration over other applicants with comparable qualifications.

Further information is available here (

Have we awakened your interest? Please submit your application (including a detailed CV, list of publications, two references and a brief statement of research interests).

We prefer online applications (, but you also have the opportunity to apply via regular mail by 12. april 2020 quoting the reference number 00001684 to

Universitätsklinikum Köln AÖR


Geschäftsbereich Personal

Job-ID: 00001684

50937 Köln

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 00001684