Post-Doc Researcher - EV0916

The Post-Doc Researcher will carry out a collaborative research project on DNA repair and chemoresistance in glioblastoma that will take place at the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), Luxembourg (1st year) and the KG Jebsen Brain Tumor Research Centre, Bergen, Norway (2nd year).

Key Accountabilities

  • Candidates are expected to lead a research project on DNA repair and chemoresistance in glioblastoma (GBM). The project will integrate in vitro approaches and the characterization of pre-clinical, rodent models of GBM.

  • Candidates are expected to show great independence whilst contributing to the development of our laboratories in Luxembourg and Bergen and fostering a collaborative research environment.

  • They are also expected to contribute to the training/supervision of technicians, master students and PhD students.

  • Candidates are expected to present their scientific data at international conferences and write scientific articles for peer-reviewed international journals.

Key Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Recent Doctorate of Science (PhD) with research background in DNA repair/chromatin dynamics and cancer biology, including the characterization of DNA repair and chromatin factors in vitro, the construction of relevant vectors and the generation of DNA repair-deficient cell lines through RNAi-technology, DNA damage analysis (e.g., gH2AX foci, comet assay) and cytotoxicity assays.

  • Extensive experience in animal experiments with rodent xenograft models. A FELASA C certification is required.

  • Rigor, motivation, scientific creativity and originality, oral and written communication skills, conciseness, sense of priority and ability to work with others.

  • Languages: fluent command of English, knowledge of another language of the European Union is an asset.

  • Willingness to travel to and work in Luxembourg and Norway.

REF.: VD/PDR0916/EVD/LRNO

2 years fixed-term contract- Full time - Available immediately

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