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3-years Postdoc position: Cancer Molecular Medicine group, Dr. Enserink (Oslo University Hospital)

A post-doc position is available in the Cancer Molecular Medicine group of Dr. Enserink at the Institute for Cancer Research at the Division for Cancer Medicine from June 01, 2021 for 3 years (the exact start date can be negotiated).

The organization and research focus: The Cancer Molecular Medicine group is located at the Radium hospital, which is part of Oslo University Hospital, the largest academic hospital in Scandinavia. The group is a member of a Norwegian Centre of Excellence (Centre for Cancer Cell Reprogramming, CanCell), which consists of six research groups focused on unraveling molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis. One of the main research aims of the group is to better understand the cellular response to nutrient starvation, particularly autophagy. Autophagy is a powerful catabolic process that must be carefully regulated, because uncontrolled autophagy can result in severe fitness defects. Although much is known about the core autophagy machinery, it remains poorly understood how the cell regulates the kinetics of this process under fluctuating nutrient conditions.

During the past years we have determined the effect of nearly every gene in the budding yeast genome on autophagy kinetics.  These unpublished findings suggest the existence of intricate feedback loops and adaptive mechanisms that control commitment to autophagy and that fine-tune autophagic input during nutrient starvation. This project will focus on unraveling these regulatory pathways with particular focus on commitment and noise suppression.

Application deadline: 20 March 2021

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3-year Postdoc position: Autophagy in prostate cancer (Oslo University Hospital)

A 3-year Postdoctoral position is available in the “Autophagy in Cancer” Team headed by Dr. Nikolai Engedal at the Department of Tumor Biology, Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital (

We are seeking an ambitious, curious and dedicated scientist with a background in cell biology or molecular biology (or similar) and strong interests in autophagy and tumor cell biology.

The position is part of a well-funded project that aims to understand the role of autophagy in prostate cancer formation and progression, discover autophagy-related gene signatures and markers with clinical predictive value, and identify autophagy-modulating drugs that can reduce cancer cell aggressiveness.

We offer a stimulating scientific working environment at the largest hospital in Scandinavia and the largest cancer research environment in Norway, with modern locations, cutting-edge technologies, highly competent core facilities, and excellent opportunities for interactions and academic development. A short presentation of the Institute can be viewed here:

For more information about the position, and how to apply, please click the following link:

Application deadline: 25. February 2021

Postdoctoral position: Autophagy and cancer (Danish Cancer Society)

The Papaleo’s group is looking for two highly motivated candidates who have already obtained their PhD and possibly (not mandatory) with one/two years of PostDoc experience.

We offer an exciting job in an international environment, with a strong record in generating new discoveries in the field of basic cancer biology as well as translational cancer research. We are especially interested in researchers with expertise in one or more of these areas:

        Biochemistry (protein expression and purification, peptide arrays, co-immunoprecipitation/pull-down, in-vitro binding assays…)

        Cellular and molecular biology

        Mammalian cell culture models



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Application deadline: 18. February 2021

Postdoctoral position: Autophagy and cancer (TIGEM, Napoli, Italy)

We are seeking for an ambitious and highly motivated post-doc to work on autophagy and cancer.

The project is focused on the molecular mechanisms of selective autophagy of the endoplasmic reticulum in cancer cells.

The candidate must hold a PhD. Strong skills in cellular & molecular biology and biochemistry are highly recommended. Knowledge in cancer field and/or autophagy are requested as well as independency in experimental design and project development. Enthusiasm and collaborative attitude are mandatory.

Applications, including the CV, the names and contact details of two referees and a concise personal motivation letter, should be addressed to 

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Postdoctoral Fellow: Autophagy and Chemo-optogenetics (Department of Chemistry, Umeå University (UmU), Sweden)

We are looking for ambitious postdocs to work on an ERC-funded project on autophagy and chemo-optogenetics.

The fellowship is funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW). The project is interdisciplinary with strong collaborations across scientific disciplines. 

For information about project details, qualifications and how to apply for the postdoctoral fellowship, please see the advertisement:

Application deadline: 1. Feb 2021.

One postdoctoral and two PhD student positions in Switzerland
and the Netherlands

The laboratories of Prof. Joern Dengjel (Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland), Dr. Mattia Zampieri (Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland) and Prof. Fulvio Reggiori (Department of Biomedical Sciences of Cells and SystemsUniversity Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands) are looking for excellent and highly motivated candidates to join their groups for the realization of a multidisciplinary and collaborative project, aimed at understanding the contribution of autophagy to cell physiology. The study will be initially performed in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae before we will transfer key principles to cancer cells. The project is supported by the Sinergia program of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Specific requirements:
PhD position in the Dengjel lab: Solid background in protein biochemistry or cell biology. Experience with mass spectrometry is a plus, but not absolutely necessary.
Postdoctoral position in the Zampieri lab: Candidates should have a PhD with a strong background in physics and/or mathematical modeling. Experience in programming, model fitting and statistical analysis is expected. Good communication skills in oral and written English are essential.
PhD position in the Reggiori lab: Solid background in cell biological and/or biochemical techniques. Previous work with yeast and fluorescence microscopy is a plus, but not absolutely necessary.

If interested in one of these positions, please contact the concerned person by email (Joern Dengjel,; Mattia Zampieri,; Fulvio Reggiori,, including in the message a letter of motivation, a CV and the contact information of 2-3 references.