The Unit of Laboratory Animal Pathology at the University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna is looking for a passionate and highly motivated master student interested in deciphering the function of STAT proteins as metabolic regulators in lymphoma research.

Since the discovery that mutations in tumor suppressor genes or oncogenes can cause malignant transformation, cancer has been seen as a purely genetic disease. This view has ignored for several decades that cancer cells completely rearrange their metabolic profile to give them a selective advantage over normal body cells. Eventually, metabolic reprogramming was rediscovered and is currently also listed as a hallmark of cancer. The aim of this project is to investigate the influence of STAT proteins in the metabolic reprogramming in cancer cells. The methods used in this project will involve molecular cloning of CRISPR vectors to manipulate STAT levels, RNA/DNA and protein based methods, tissue culture systems and next generation sequencing techniques.

The master student will be integrated in a highly cooperative, supportive team with a friendly working environment. Besides the affiliation with the Veterinary University of Vienna, the master student will also have close collaboration with the Institute of Pathology at the Medical University of Vienna.

We are looking for a creative and motivated master student with a strong interest in molecular biology and who is interested in expanding her/his skills in the field of cancer research. Experience in basic tissue culture techniques and molecular biology would be advantageous. Students with a Bachelor's degree in molecular biology, genetics or a related discipline are welcome to apply. Furthermore, the dedicated master student should be a team player and be able to communicate in English as we are an international research group.


Duration is 12 months.

Starting date is as soon as possible (within the next three months).

The master thesis project includes a monthly scholarship according to the scales of the Austrian Science Fund FWF.

If you are interested to apply in order to become part of our team and to work in an outstanding research environment, you are welcome to submit your application including a CV and a motivation letter.

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