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Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoc Position

Research Description

The laboratory ‘Ovarian Cancer Research’ located at the Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital Basel and University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland (Link) is interested in explaining the cellular and molecular mechanisms of ovarian cancer cell spread (metastasis) to the omentum. The available position is part of a multidisciplinary and translational project combining ovarian cancer research, tissue engineering, molecular biology, and pathology. The candidate is in charge of establishing ex vivo omental metastasis models for discovering mechanisms and processes involved in metastatic cancer cell extravasation/colonization and leading to drug resistance at the omentum. The position is available for 2 years with possibility to prolongation.


·       PhD or MD/PhD with strong background in cancer biology and pathology

·       Excellent track record

·       Self-starter with the ability to thrive a project within a multidisciplinary team

·       Excellent communication skills for driving a project independently

·       Preferably 2 years of postdoctoral experience

·       Excellent verbal/ written communication skills in English

·       Experience in ovarian cancer research and statistics is of benefit

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a single PDF document that includes the following:

·       Motivation letter highlighting your background, specific interest in our research, and future research interests

·       Expected starting date

·       Curriculum vitae incl. publication list and certificate (PhD)

·       At least 2 letters of recommendation (incl. contact information)

Deadline for application is March 30, 2017 (candidates will be notified by end of April)

Email the PDF document to Prof. Viola Heinzelmann-Schwarz ( and to Dr. Andre Fedier (