Postdoctoral Researcher in Translational Genomics, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Postdoc in Germany

Postdoctoral Researcher in Translational Genomics: Join our team at the Clinic of Ophthalmology, University of Duisburg-Essen, in a cutting-edge translational genomics research project focusing on identifying vulnerabilities in BAP1-mutant cancers and evaluating potential treatments using preclinical models.
Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher
Research Area: Translational Genomics
Location: Clinic of Ophthalmology, University of Duisburg-Essen, NRW, Germany
Stellen-ID: 11069
Published on: 26.04.2024
Employment Type: Full-time; 38.5 hours per week
Contract Type: Temporary
Duration: 18 months from recruitment, with the possibility of a 1-year extension
Start Date: As soon as possible
Remuneration: EG13 TV-L
Contact Person: Dr. Samuel Peña-Llopis (


EducationDiploma or Master’s degree and a PhD in a biomedical or life science subject
ProductivityDemonstrated scientific productivity
Animal HandlingStrong background in working with mouse models; FELASA B accreditation desirable
Cell BiologyExperience in cell biology work, including cultivation of cell lines and/or organoids
Molecular Biology TechniquesProficiency in molecular biology techniques such as nucleic acid isolation, cloning, western blotting, qPCR, and ChIP
Organizational SkillsResponsible work style, organizational skills, and ability to work in interdisciplinary teams
Computer ApplicationsKnowledge of common computer applications and documentation according to Good Scientific Practice
Genomic AnalysesExpertise in genomic analyses, such as single-cell sequencing, is a plus
Communication SkillsExcellent written and oral communication skills in English

Job Description:

  • Design and implement cutting-edge research projects in translational genomics.
  • Identify new vulnerabilities in BAP1-mutant cancers by functional genomics.
  • Evaluate drugs in vitro, in vivo, and ex vivo in patient-derived organoids as preclinical models of uveal melanoma and renal cell carcinoma.
  • Ensure a high level of animal welfare and work to improve the quality of life of laboratory animals.
  • Project management, execution, analysis, and publication of translational cancer genomics results.

How to Apply:

Submit your application online via the following link: Online Application

Last Date for Apply:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


  • Secure job in the public service of the state of NRW.
  • Fair payment in accordance with the collective wage agreement (TV-L) incl. annual bonus payment and supplementary company pension scheme.
  • 30 days of vacation per calendar year (for a full-time position).
  • Interdisciplinary work with colleagues from other departments.
  • Working with modern equipment and certified quality standards.
  • Family-friendly corporate culture, e.g., company daycare center, vacation program for school-age children, advice, and support from the Employee Service Office in all life situations.
  • Wide range of training and continuing education opportunities, e.g., at the Training Academy of UK Essen.
  • Active health management, e.g., company integration management, vaccinations, promotion of sports activities.
  • Attractive fringe benefits, e.g., reduced-price canteen meals, community events, accommodation in student residences.



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