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Job Type: Wissenschaftliche Jobausschreibungen

Master thesis / Technician

Cancer Research, Molecular and Cell Biology
Institute of Cancer Research, Department of Medicine I
Closing Date


Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a fundamental process during the malignant progression and metastasis of epithelial cancers. The lab of Wolfgang Mikulits focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying EMT and metastasis. The project will address the collaboration of oncogenes and tumor suppressors during EMT and metastatic dissemination of liver carcinoma. In particular, the master thesis will investigate the role of the receptor tyrosine kinase AXL in the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma and its potential role as a biomarker of early HCC development.


Students use methods of molecular and cell biology including CRISPR/Cas9, RNA interference, ELISA, xenografting and immunohistochemistry.


The starting point for the Master thesis should be December 2017 and can be combined with a part-time position as a technician.


Please send your application including an informative CV to wolfgang.mikulits(at)


Main contact
Name: Wolfgang Mikulits

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