30 December 2011

PhD position - Role of epigenetic and transcriptional control of leukemia stem cells (Münster)

The Institute of Molecular Tumor Biology at the University of Münster invites applications for


in the department of Molecular Stem Cell Biology, director Professor Frank Rosenbauer, PhD.

Applicants are invited to join our newly established research team at the Institute of Molecular Tumor Biology, University of Münster, Germany. Our group has a long-term interest in elucidating molecular mechanisms that control hematopoietic stem cell function and leukemia development by investigating transcription factors and epigenetic pathways (Rosenbauer et al. 2004 Nature Genetics 36:624-30; Rosenbauer et al. 2006, Nature Genetics, 38: 27-37, Bröske et al. 2009 Nature Genetics 41: 1207-1215; Leddin et al. 2011, Blood, 117:2827-2838; Ghani et al. 2011; Blood 118:2275-2284). We offer a highly interactive and stimulating environment as well as state of the art laboratory and flow cytometry facilities.

We are currently looking for a talented and highly motivated PhD student for a project on the role of epigenetic and transcriptional control of leukemia stem cells. We expect documented experience in molecular and cellular biology. Hands-on experience in working with laboratory mice is an advantage. Moreover, as this project will include the analysis of genome-wide transcription factor binding and/or DNA methylation data (in cooperation with professional bioinformaticians), the candidate should have advanced computer skills. A good command of the English language is required.

The position is initially for two years, but can be extended. It is funded according to the German TV-L-system (group E13, part time, depending on qualifications). Applications should include a full CV, and the names of two referees.

The position will be open until filled. Applications should be sent by e-mail or regular mail to

Prof. Frank Rosenbauer
Institute of Molecular Tumor Biology (IMTB)
University of Münster
Robert-Koch-Str. 43
D-48149 Münster / Germany
E-mail: frank.rosenbauer@ukmuenster.de

Team assistant:
Jasmin Brands
E-mail: jasmin.brands@ukmuenster.de
T +49-(0)251-83 55311
F +49-(0)251-83 55303

In case of similar qualification, competence and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities. Handicapped candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

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