We are always looking for talented and enthusiastic people to join our groups.
Are you passionate about cancer research and genomics? Do you dream of coming up with novel insights into cancer biology or a new drug to treat cancer?
If so, join our team and contact us.
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The Department of Translational Genomics at the University of Cologne is looking for students willing to complete their master degree with a thesis focused on the computational analysis of cancer genomes. We are interested to understand the molecular processes underlying the acquisition of tumour resistance to therapy and how therapy shapes tumour population composition in small cell lung cancer.
You will work in a newly established group led by Dr. Maria Cartolano and in collaboration with the Computational Cancer Genomics group led by Prof. Dr. Martin Peifer. You will run computational pipelines aimed at identifying somatic variants in cancer samples. You will analyse signature of mutational processes and their dynamics in the evolving tumour cellular composition and you will perform bulk RNA sequencing and single cell RNA sequencing to identify pathways correlated with pathogenesis and resistance.
You must be a student in biological sciences, biochemistry or related. You must have at least a very basic knowledge of LINUX/UNIX and of scripting ( e.g. R, Python). Previous experience with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data will be considered a plus. We expect a highly motivated candidate with good communication skills, proactive, independent and solution-oriented.