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PhD Position in lung cancer research

Cancer research
Medical University of Vienna


PhD Position in lung cancer research

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student with experience in molecular biology and genetic mouse models of cancer. The position will be available in the research group of Emilio Casanova at the Medical University of Vienna, in Vienna, Austria. We make use of mouse genetic technology (conditional knock-outs, knock-ins, CRISPR/Cas9, etc.), (xeno)graft models, cell culture, drug treatments, human patient samples and bioinformatics to study signal transduction and new targets in lung cancer. See:

Recent publications:

Mohrherr J et al. JAK-STAT inhibition impairs K-RAS-driven lung adenocarcinoma progression Int J Cancer. 2019. 145 (12), 3376-3388

Moll HP et al., Afatinib Restrains K-RAS-driven Lung Tumorigenesis. Sci Transl Med. 2018. 10 (446)

Grabner B, et al. Disruption of STAT3 signaling promotes KRAS induced lung tumorigenesis. Nature Communications. 2015. 3;6:6285


The successful candidate will be integrated into our multidisciplinary team consisting of biochemists, molecular and cell biologists, and medical doctors. Good communication skills, independence, and a sense of responsibility are required. English is the working language.

The position is available on 1st of March 2020. Applicants should submit: A cover letter, CV, names and contact details of 2 referees. Short listed candidates will be notified and invited for interview. Late applications may be considered until the position has been filled.

Deadline: 15th of February 2020

Applications should be addressed to:

Emilio Casanova

Medical University of Vienna

Center for Physiology and Pharmacology

Institute of Physiology

Währinger Str. 13a

A-1090 Vienna,


Phone: 43 1 40160 31341

Fax: 43 1 40160 931300

Email: emilio.casanova(at)meduniwien.ac.at



Name: Emilio Casanova
Telefon: 43 1 40160 31341

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