Postdoc (m/f/d) in the field of Molecular etiology of bone sarcomas
St. Anna Children's Cancer Research Institute (CCRI)

Postdoc (m/f/d) in the field of Molecular etiology of bone sarcomas

Austria 02 Mar 2021

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The St. Anna Children's Cancer Research Institute (CCRI) advances diagnosis, prognosis and treatment strategies for children and adolescents suffering from cancer by conducting basic laboratory, trans
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Exact knowledge of tumor etiology is required to design models for efficient preclinical testing and personalization of cancer therapies. However, tissue and developmental stage of origin remain an enigma for many childhood cancers severely hampering progress in pediatric cancer research and treatment.

Funded by an international organization, St. Anna Children´s Cancer Research Institute (CCRI) has joined forces with the Medical University of Vienna (MUW) and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) to track the origins of pediatric bone sarcomas using developmental and trans-species genomics. The interdisciplinary consortium is located in Vienna, the world’s most livable city and one of Europe’s most important places for biomedical research and life sciences.

We are looking for a molecular biologist at post-doctoral level who wants to contribute to solving one of the most mysterious puzzles in pediatric oncology by employing a broad spectrum of (single-cell) genomic and functional analyses at the interface of developmental and cancer biology.

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The St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute (CCRI), located in the center of Vienna, the world’s most livable city and one of Europe’s most important places for biomedical research and life sciences, is an international and multidisciplinary competence center striving to improve treatment of children and adolescents with cancer by connecting translational and clinical research with open-minded exploration of basic disease mechanisms. Through close cooperation between clinic and research, the CCRI provides an ideal environment for cutting-edge research and its translation into clinical practice. To achieve our ultimate goal of advancing the well-being of patients, the CCRI constantly pushes scientific boundaries and strongly promotes close collaboration and exchange with external institutions like the Medical University of Vienna, the Technical University and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (IMBA) and the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP).

The Molecular Biology of Solid Tumors Group at CCRI performs predominantly basic research with the aim of translating clinical observations into molecular patterns, and molecular patterns into diagnostic/prognostic tools and novel treatment options. Since many years, we have been focusing on understanding the molecular etiology of pediatric bone sarcomas. There is an urgent need for new treatment options for these very malignant cancers in children and adolescents. The ultimate goal of our research is the development of novel disease models that allow for preclinical testing and optimization of innovative therapies.

The CCRI is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to providing a work environment of mutual respect to everyone without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity or expression, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Find more information here: https://science.ccri.at/ or https://kinderkrebsforschung.at/.

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Please send your application via email to Prof. Heinrich Kovar, application@ccri.at. Applications should at least contain your Curriculum Vitae, a motivation letter, list of publications (please mark / explain your three top contributions), and the contact details of three references. Applications will be reviewed on a  rolling basis. The position shall remain open until a suitable candidate is found. The start date for the position is in spring 2021.

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