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A PhD Fellowship in the Erler Group - Denmark  

Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC) (company)


Posted on : 23 April 2017

Project Description

Our research
  • In our group, we try to understand how cancer spreads through the body (a process called metastasis), as this is responsible for over 90% of cancer patient deaths. Metastasis is strongly influenced by the tumor microenvironment.
  •  We study how cells sense and respond to the tumor micro environment in such a way as to become more aggressive, with a particular focus on cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. We take a multidisciplinary, integrative approach to perform high quality translational research with collaborative partners world-wide.

The student will research how the extracellular matrix is altered during cancer progression. The project will include novel therapeutic targeting strategies to disrupt metastasis.

Duration: 3 years as a PhD

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate with the following qualifications:
  • A Master of Science in biology, biochemistry or similar 
  • Experience in cancer research 
  • Knowledge about the tumour microenvironment 
  • Knowledge about the extracellular matrix 
  • Excellent communication skills in English 
  • To be considered for the position as PhD fellow, it is a condition, that your Master of Science degree is considered to be equivalent to a Danish Master of Science 

Place of employment and work    
  • We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. 
  • Our research facilities include modern laboratories, a number of cutting-edge core facilities shared between the 23 research groups and the neighboring Laboratory and a well-functioning administrative and technical support. 
  • We have weekly journal clubs, data clubs, seminars with invited speakers and a young researchers club ASAP and our own PhD programme, MoMeD. 
  • We actively participates in the European alliance, EU-life consisting of 13 excellent life science research institutions

Terms of salary and employment 
  • The appointment as PhD fellow is for 3 years. It is conditioned upon the candidates’ successful enrollment in the PhD programme.
  •  This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the candidate before the starting date.
  • The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the University’s rules on achieving the degree.