We are seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Researcher with experience in cancer biology and other relevant laboratory techniques to join the research group of Professor Xin Lu at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.
You will work with Professor Xin Lu’s research group and will use spatial transcriptomics combined with single cell RNA-seq to study cellular plasticity, tumour heterogeneity and tumour microenvironment in oesophageal cancer samples. You will manage your own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, coordinating multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. You will adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols, test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, and review and refine working hypotheses as appropriate.
It is essential that you hold a PhD/DPhil (or close to completion) in a relevant discipline, and have a research background in cancer biology, genomics and or immunology. You will have experience in cell culture, molecular and cellular biology as well as basic molecular biology techniques including PCR, cloning and sequencing. You will be able to manage your own academic research and associated activities, and have a first author publication in an international peer reviewed journal. It is essential that you have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results and represent the research group at meetings.
This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 3 years in the first instance and is funded by Ludwig.
Applications are to be made online by 12.00 noon (UK time) on Monday 7 February 2022.