We are seeking a highly qualified candidate for PhD studies in medical systems biology, particularly cancer systems biology. In this cross-disciplinary project, conducted in Sven Nelander’s lab, our goal is to map and understand how brain tumor-derived stem cells respond to rationally designed drug combinations. To achieve this, we combine mathematical models of drug response of cancer pathways, with cell experiments in a panel of cancer-derived stem cells, conducted at the SciLifeLab facilities. The long-term clinical goal is improved, individualized therapy against brain tumors. The successful candidate will devote most of the time towards his/her research level education. Other service activities within the department, e.g. education and administrative work can be included within the framework of the employment (max 20%).
We will consider applications from highly motivated candidates with a Masters degree in the fields of biotechnology, medicine, pharmacology, biology or biomedicine. We are equally interested in applications from biologically oriented candidates with a Masters degree in a technical or theoretical subject, e.g. physics, engineering, mathematics or computer science. Previous experience in experimental or computational bioscience is considered a merit, as well as experience in cell culture, screening and/or computer programming.
Application deadline is 30 April 2012.
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