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Universitätsmedizin Göttingen | Clinic for General, Visceral and Pediatric Surgery

Postdoctoral Scientist Position (f/m/d)

  • Online seit 03.08.2021
  • 210803-482536
  • Wissenschaftl. Hilfskraft


The Department of General, Visceral and Pediatric Surgery of the University Medical Center Göttingen invites applications for a

Postdoctoral Scientist Position (f/m/d)

  • Specialization: therapeutic Vulnerabilities of Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Limitation: temporary for 2 years (with option for extension)
  • Working period: full-time (38,5 h/week)
  • Tariff: salary according to TV-L
  • Announcement published on 02.08.2021
  • Vacancy from 02.08.2021
  • Application deadline: 30.09.2021

The professorship for Translational Cancer Research was recently appointed at the Department of General, Visceral and Pediatric Surgery. The group of Günter Schneider is aiming to improve understanding and therapeutic strategies of gastrointestinal cancers.  
Gastrointestinal cancers, like pancreatic cancer or cholangiocellular carcinomas, are nearly always fatal, demonstrating the medical need to develop novel precise therapies. The group will focus on low-passaged primary patient-derived cellular models, like organoids, to decipher, understand and target novel vulnerabilities. To define cancer dependencies, combined pharmacological and genetic screening will be applied. Druggable vulnerabilities will be mechanistically analyzed across species and models. The results will be used to develop a translational therapeutic pipeline for precision oncology (e.g. Falcomatà et al., Cancer Discovery, 2021; Biederstädt et al., Gut, 2020; Dantes et al., Jci Insight, 2020; Schneider et al., Nature Reviews Cancer, 2017; Mazur et al., Nature Medicine, 2015).


Your profile:

We are seeking a self-motivated and independent scientist with a PhD degree in biomedicine, biochemistry, biology or related fields with a specific interest in translational gastrointestinal cancer research. Experience in establishing and culturing primary patient-derived cellular cancer models, screening technologies, and bioinformatic data analysis are especially welcome. Experiences in basic and advanced cellular and molecular biology techniques are mandatory. The Postdoc is expected to be highly collaborative and pass on skills and knowledge to other team members and visitors. He/she will be involved in the supervision of PhD students and undergraduates. Excellent communication skills for scientific discussion are indispensable.

Application requirements:

1.    Cover letter indicating current and future research interests and expected availability date
2.    CV (Curriculum Vitae)
3.    Description of past research experience and accomplishments
4.    Selected reprints of publications
5.    Names of three references

The University Medical Center Göttingen is committed to professional equality. We therefore seek to increase the proportion of under-represented genders. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

We look forward to receiving your application by 30.09.2021:

Please send your application only via e-mail as a PDF-file.

Travel and application fees cannot be refunded or transferred.


Art der Beschäftigung
Zeitraum der Beschäftigung
Limitation: temporary for 2 years (with option for extension)
Tariff: salary according to TV-L
Donnerstag, 30. September 2021 - 23:59


Hochschule / Einrichtung
Universitätsmedizin Göttingen
Institut / Einrichtung
Clinic for General, Visceral and Pediatric Surgery
Robert-Koch-Str. 40
37075 Göttingen, Deutschland
Herr Prof. Dr. Günter Schneider




Herr Prof. Dr. Günter Schneider




Universitätsmedizin Göttingen | Clinic for General, Visceral and Pediatric Surgery

Robert-Koch-Str. 40
37075 Göttingen