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Cancer Research PhD Student Position @ Turku University | Finland

Cancer Research PhD Student Position @ Turku University | Finland

Cancer Research PhD Student Position @ Turku University | Finland:  The university is a unique, creative and inspirational work environment. Here you will work with top experts, pedagogues and researchers. You have the chance to develop your expertise and be a part in developing Finnish and international world of research. Recently, the University of Turku has invested especially in superior training; the idea being that good management helps and supports the coping of all personnel.

Cancer Research PhD Student Position @ Turku University | Finland

A PhD student position in Cancer Research at the Centre for Biotechnology, University of Turku: Turku, Finland

A PhD student position is available in the laboratory of Professor Jukka Westermarck at the Centre for Biotechnology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland. We are looking for highly motivated researcher with MSc degree to join our dynamic research group broadly focused on understanding the regulation and function of tumor suppressor Protein Phosphatase 2A (PP2A) in human cancers (http://www.btk.fi/research/research-groups/westermarck/).

Project Description: 

This project is focused on characterization of novel PP2A-dependent mechanisms that potentially mediate synergistic oncogenic activities of RAS activation and PP2A inhibition. We have recently characterized PP2A- and RAS-dependent phosphoproteomes (Kauko et al., Sci. Report, 2015, 5:13099, and unpublished results) and identified several interesting candidate mechanisms that could have widespread ramifications to cancer biology. Also, recent very rapidly accumulating data from others and us indicate that PP2A reactivation may open entirely new perspectives for treatment of cancer patients with otherwise dismal prognosis.

Centre for Biotechnology, University of Turku is a top-quality research center harbouring several research groups with distinguished publication profile (http://www.btk.fi/). The centre harbours excellent core facilities in the areas of NGS, high-end bioimaging, proteomics and mouse models. Furthermore, BioCity Turku umbrella organization offers very high quality research training including e.g. frequent seminars by world recognized speakers.

Candidate requirements:

For further information or inquiries regarding this post, please contact Jukka Westermarck by e-mail: jukwes@utu.fi

The deadline for applications is October 5, 2016 and position is available starting from November 1. Position is funded by Academy of Finland, and is for two years. Position starts with 4 months trial period.

The salary is in accordance with the University salary system (for teaching and research personnel) level 2, where the work specific salary component is between 1985,85 €/month. In addition, there is a share increase based on the personal performance, which is, at most, 46,3% of the base salary.

The position must be applied in the electronic recruitment system. For further information on the application process, please contact coordinator Ulla Karhunen, ulla.karhunen@btk.fi.

How To Apply:

A link to the electronic application system can be found at www.utu.fi/careers. Include your CV, list of publications and a motivation letter clearly describing how your profile matches to candidate requirements listed above, and other previous achievements in the field. Also include names and contact information of three references.

Our selected recent publications:

  • Myant et al., Cell Reports, 2015
  • Ventela et al., Oncotarget, 2015
  • Kauko et al., Scientific Reports, 2015
  • Laine et al., Cancer Discovery, 2013
  • Khanna et al., Cancer Research, 2013

 

Cancer Research PhD Student Position @ Turku University | Finland

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