Diploma- / Master Student Thesis – Microfluidic devices for personalized cancer therapy



Location:?Heidelberg, Germany
Staff Category:?Diploma / Master Student
Contract Duration:?6 – 9 months
Grading:?N/A
Closing Date:?30 March 2014
Reference Number:?HD_00465

Job Description
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany) and the outstations are in Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK) and Monterotondo (Italy).

For the current project we are looking for candidates who will work on Microfluidic devices for personalized cancer therapy. Circulating tumour cells (CTCs) will be isolated from blood and characterized for both, drug sensitivity and genetic markers for resistance. This will allow the development of optimized personalized therapies and should help to get mechanistic insights into tumour evolution.

The successful candidate will have an appointment in the group of Christoph Merten (www.embl.de/research/units/genome_biology/merten) and hence have the ability to learn a variety of novel methods in the fields of microfluidics, soft lithography and cancer biology.

Qualifications and Experience
Highly motivated Diploma- / Master Students are welcome to apply. Candidates should have a primary training in the life sciences or (bio-)engineering. Prior experience with tissue culture techniques and/or microfluidics is beneficial, but not absolutely required.

Application Instructions
Please apply online through the?Apply button below.

Additional Information
EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

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