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Post Doc position

Stem cell biology
Währingertrasse 10, 1090 Vienna


In the research team of Assoc. Prof. Mario Mikula a Post Doc position is offered.

The work topic is: "Generation of skin organoids for analysis of melanocyte development".

Embryonic developmental programs have the potential to influence melanoma formation and metastasis. To strengthen our efforts in elucidating factors controlling melanocytic differentiation from human pluripotent stem cells we seek for a motivated and highly trained Post Doc.

Work objectives are:

(a) generation of an organoid model for melanocyte development based on human ES and iPS cells

(b) genetic engineering of stem cells for conditional gene activation and inactivation by CRISP/Cas9

(c) single cell analysis of generated organoids by histology, FACS, confocal immunofluorescence and RNA sequencing methods including bioinformatics.

Requirements for the position are: experience and knowledge in the above mentioned fields.

We offer a stimulating work environment at an institution with state of the art infrastructure.

We are experts in elucidating mechanisms of diseases as evidenced by our recent work:

1. Swoboda, A et al. STAT3 promotes melanoma metastasis by CEBP-induced repression of the MITF pigmentation pathway. Posted September 20, 2018. bioRxiv 422832. https://doi.org/10.1101/422832

2. Kinslechner, K., et al., Malignant Phenotypes in Metastatic Melanoma are Governed by SR-BI and its Association with Glycosylation and STAT5 Activation. Mol Cancer Res, 2018. 16(1): p. 135-146.

3. Linke, M., et al., Chronic signaling via the metabolic checkpoint kinase mTORC1 induces macrophage granuloma formation and marks sarcoidosis progression. Nat Immunol, 2017. 18(3): p. 293-302.

Application Details:

Duration: 2 years with the possibility of extension

Salary: a minimum of EUR3.804/month with 14 salaries/year

Application deadline: July 31th 2019

Application: Please send per email your application letter including: 1 page description of research interest, detailed Curriculum Vitae, list of publications and two references/recommendations.


Name: Mario Mikula

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