PhD student position in Blood Cancer Research

PhD student position in Blood Cancer Research

100% / upon negotiation

Our group at the University Children's Hospital (UKBB) & Department of Biomedicine (DBM), University of Basel studies genetic alterations involved in the development, maintenance and relapse of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We use various models to dissect critical cellular and molecular mechanisms of AML initiation and maintenance (Stavropoulou et al. Cancer Cell, 2016; Lopez et al., Cancer Discovery, 2019, Forte et al., Cell Metabolism, 2020; Leonards et al., Nat Commun 2020, Piqué et al., Blood 2023).

Your position

Our multi-disciplinary approach allows the student to learn and master a multitude of techniques ranging from various cell culture and animal models, histology and high-resolution imaging, viral gene transfer, multi-parameter flow cytometry, in vivo experiments, NGS-applications and bioinformatic data mining.

Your profile

  • Highly motivated with a genuine interest in cancer research. With a curiosity-driven attitude, demonstrating enthusiasm for science and able to work independently but also being a good team player.
  • You hold a Master or an MD degree with some experience in wet lab biology
  • Practical experience with animals (mice) is a plus
  • Some basic skills in bioinformatics (R) are desired.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is mandatory.

We offer you

  • A highly stimulating collaborative research environment with outstanding infrastructure including cutting-edge core facilities.
  • A dynamic, international, and collegial research team
  • Basel is a medium-size city with an international spirit located at the tri-national border of Switzerland, Germany and France.
  • Basel stands out for its high quality of life, multilingual inhabitants and a rich cultural environment.
  • Salary and benefits are according to University of Basel standards.

Application / Contact

PhD students are enrolled in a joint program in Biomedicine associated with Molecular and Cellular Biology PhD-program offered by the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. More information can be found at For further inquiries and submission of your application documents (motivation letter, CV with contact details of 2-3 referees, copies of master diploma or MD degree and summary of master thesis (one page)) please contact

University of Basel

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Location: Switzerland, Basel
Categories: Bioinformatics, Biology, Biomedical engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Biomedicine, PhD,


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