PhD Student in Cancer Research

PhD Student in Cancer Research

Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH)

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Luxembourg is a dynamic multicultural country in the heart of Europe with a strong research culture supported by important financial and organisational resources. It offers state-of-the-art facilities and an excellent training environment for early-stage researchers, in particular in life sciences.

CANBIO is a competitive PhD training program for a total of 18 PhD candidates, supported by the research funding scheme PRIDE of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). The CANBIO doctoral training unit provides structured PhD training in cancer biology and aims to bridge fundamental cancer research with clinically-oriented applications.

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The positions is funded up to 4 years with fixed-term contract. Start-date: April 2019.

The research-intensive program tackles next generation cancer biology covering molecular mechanisms of tumour progression, treatment resistance and biomarker discovery.

It focuses on tumour escape mechanisms, thus addressing the increasingly important clinical problem of tumour recurrence and drug resistance.

The program includes transferable skill training, support in career development, scientific lectures by international speakers and annual PhD retreats.
The PhD candidate will conduct his/her research project at the Life Sciences Research Unit of the University of Luxembourg (Campus Belval, Esch- sur-Alzette).

He/She will be enrolled at the doctoral school of the University of Luxembourg. The program will allow the selected candidate to obtain a PhD degree in life sciences with a focus on melanoma.

View the PhD project summary here:

We are seeking an excellent and highly motivated candidate holding a Master’s degree in computational and molecular biology (MSc or equivalent). Fluency in English is mandatory – it is the working language.
More specific information on CANBIO can be obtained from the program coordinator, Prof. Simone Niclou, Head of the NorLux Neuro-Oncology Laboratory at LIH’s Department of Oncology:


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PhD Student in Cancer Research