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PhD student in Cancer Immunology

Life sciences, oncology, translational medicine
Medical University of Vienna


PhD student in Cancer Immunology

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student to take part in a cancer immunology project of the tumor immunology research group (PI: Dr. Rudolf Oehler) within the Research Laboratories of the Department of Surgery.



Late stage colorectal cancer patients have to be subjected to chemotherapy, because check point immunotherapies, which are so successful in the treatment of other cancers, have almost no effect in colorectal cancer. Newest research indicates that this might be attributed to the inhibitory effect of tumor cells on myeloid immune cells.



Tumor cells and myeloid cells will be isolated from surgically resected colorectal cancers and co-cultured in vitro. These organotypic models will be used to investigate the molecular processes between the different cell types and to test interfering compounds.

Further information: https://projekte.ffg.at/projekt/3067116


Recent related own publications:

• Strasser K, et al. (2018). Immunological differences between colorectal cancer and normal mucosa uncover a prognostically relevant immune cell profile. Onco-Immunology (accepted).


• Holzlechner M, et al. (2017). In Situ Characterization of Tissue-Resident Immune Cells by MALDI Mass Spectrometry Imaging. J-Proteome-Res 16: 65-76.



Key Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

- Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, Immunology or equivalent.

- Experience in cell culture, flow-cytometry, and immunohistochemistry techniques.

- Excellent time management, rigor, perseverance, scientific creativity and originality

- Ability to work with others is essential

- Fluency in English is mandatory.

Please send your detailed CV together with three referees to: rudolf.oehler(at)meduniwien.ac.at


Training and research environment

The tumor immunology research group is located at the Anna Spiegel Center of Translational Research which represents a dynamic and multinational scientific environment. Researchers are supported by easy access to scientific expertise, well-equipped facilities, an active seminar program as well as the possibility for close collaborations with other research institutes.


The PhD student will be supervised by Dr. Rudolf Oehler within the frame of the PhD program "Immunology" of the Medical University of Vienna. For further information see:



Name: Rudolf Oehler
Telefon: 004314040073513

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