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2 PhD positions in the Autophagy Research Group led by Professor Terje Johansen in Tromsø

Two 4-year PhD positions to study selective autophagy receptors are available in the Autophagy Research Group led by Terje Johansen.
Application deadline is June 8th.

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2.5-years Postdoc position: Lysosomes in Cancer Progression and Invasion, Dr. Nalan Liv (Center for Molecular Medicine, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands)

A 2.5 year post-doc position is available in our laboratory to study the role of lysosomes in cancer. Lysosomes, the main degradative organelle of the cell, are central in regulating the delicate balance between anabolism and catabolism. Lysosomal transformation is a long-known trait of cancer cells, but how this translates into cancer progression is not established. Within this project, we will investigate the molecules and pathways that regulate the lysosomal transformation in cancer cells using advanced microscopy, biochemistry and mass spectroscopy. The project, funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO), will be part of the new research line dedicated to high-resolution understanding of organelle functions in cancer biology, led by Dr. Nalan Liv.

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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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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.