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Cancer Research
Medizinische Universität Wien - Klinisches Institut für Pathologie


Master Student Position in Cancer Research


The research group of Prof. Lukas Kenner at the Clinical Institute of Pathology in Vienna is looking for a highly motivated master student interested in deciphering the potential health risks of micro- and nanoplastics (MNP).


MNP particles have been found in recent years in all parts of the world and in various organisms. In the human body MNP have been detected e.g. in stool, placenta, kidney or lungs - not surprising considering that we consume on average up to 5 grams (!) of MNP per week. Until now, the health effects of this exposure to MNP are almost completely unexplored, especially regarding tumor development, growth and dissemination. Thus the aim of the newly granted microONE project is to provide scientific evidence on whether – and if so, how – different MNP particles influence tumor development and spread by using mouse models for colorectal cancer (CRC). CRC is one of the most frequent tumor entities and prone to contact with MNP in the gut. The work will deal with in vivo mouse models as well as various techniques of molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, and DNA/protein analysis, etc.


The master student will be integrated in a highly cooperative, supportive team with friendly working environment at the Institute of Pathology at the Medical University of Vienna. Being part of the microONE project, the student will also experience an interdisciplinary research networking environment due to the national and international research consortium network.

We are looking for a motivated master student with a strong interest in cancer research, who is aiming at expanding her/his skills in this field. Experience with basic molecular biology and analytical methods (IHC, IF, microscopy, FACS, ...) or handling of laboratory animals would be a benefit. Students with a Bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences (biology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology) 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.


Starting date: beginning/mid of October 2022

Application deadline: 30.09.2022

The master thesis project includes a monthly research fellowship of € 460,66 EUR/month (according to the scales of the Austrian Science Fund FWF).


If you are interested 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 to: verena.kopatz(at)meduniwien.ac.at


Name: Verena Kopatz

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