Doctoral candidate in the field of RAS cancer drug development
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.

The University of Luxembourg has the following vacancy in its newly established Cancer Cell Biology Group (Prof. Dr. Daniel Abankwa) at the Life Sciences Research Unit, Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication :

Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in the field of RAS cancer drug development (M / F)

  • Ref : 50014056
  • 14 months fixed-term contract, renewable up to 3 years, full-time (40h / week
  • Starting on September 15th 2019
  • Application deadline : February 22nd 2019
  • The PhD student will work in the Cancer Cell Biology group under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Daniel Abankwa, who recently relocated from Finland.

    The student will be associated with the doctoral programme in Systems and Molecular Biomedicine.

    The Cancer Cell Biology group focuses on the most notorious oncogene RAS. Basically all cancers display misregulated RAS signaling.

    Our mission is to eRASe cancer ( We are particularly interested in :

  • understanding mechanistically how specific RAS signaling complexes drive cancer.
  • identifying Ras-associated targets for drug discovery.
  • developing drugs that block Ras-driven tumorigenic processes.
  • We will employ a broad spectrum of techniques, including molecular cell biology, with application of quantitative fluorescence methods, high-

    throughput chemo-genetics approaches and in vivo models. Moreover, we collaborate with several international research groups, as well as pharma / biotech companies in Europe and the US.

    Your Role

  • Conduct self-driven experimental research in the area of RAS cancer drug development
  • Participation in the doctoral programme, preparation of thesis and research articles
  • Opportunity to contribute to teaching
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