Research Position in Advanced Animal Models and Cell Therapeutics for Brain Malignancies

EPOS

EPOS-Iasis, R&D, a Cyprus-based research-oriented SME engaged with major local and European academic centers, invites qualified and highly motivated young researchers to express their interest for a 24-month joint Fellowship covering research activities of research programs funded by the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation and the European Innovation Council. The research projects involve the development of advanced orthotopic humanized animal models of primary and metastatic brain malignancies towards cell-based therapeutic and sensing system and the study of the in vitro and in vivo efficacy of these systems.

Requirements:

The candidate is expected to be a highly-motivated individual with proven capability to work in a demanding multidisciplinary environment and eager to be actively engaged in joint training activities. Minimal requirements include,

  • A MSc or PhD degree in Cellular /Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Oncology, Molecular Pharmacology, Biotechnology or related field.
  • Essential research work in projects related to cancer biology and therapeutics including experience in cell technologies, molecular pathway analysis, tissue processing and primary cultures. Experience with work in extracellular vesicles will be favorably considered.
  • Substantial previous experience with laboratory animal handling. Experience with stereotactic techniques and brain interventions, e.g cranial windows and brain perfusion in small rodents.
  • Very good command on advanced optical imaging techniques, including spectrophotometry, confocal microscopy and in vivo imaging technologies.
  • Excellent command on both written and spoken English.

Basic responsibilities:

  • Planning and execution of individual tasks, as they are described in the research projects.
  • Laboratory management, to the extent that this involves the researcher’s work
  • Preparation of interim and final scientific and financial reports.
  • Contribution to the preparation of research proposals
  • Editing and presentation/dissemination of research results (e.g. scientific manuscripts, organization of activities of outreach and public awareness, handling of social media etc)

The successful candidate will be given the opportunity and assistance for the pursuit of national or EC-facilitated individual research fellowships for career advancement.

Salaries, living allowances and additional benefits: The compensation for this position is based on research experience, qualifications and specialized skillset, adjusted to the standard practices of the company. Out of this amount the employer’s and employee’s contributions pertaining to Social Security and the National Health Care System, as well as the income tax applicable to the researcher, will be deducted. The current deduction rates and personal tax brackets can be found in the following links:

Personal Income Tax:

Contributions:

Should any of these contributions and/or tax brackets be adjusted by the Cyprus government, the researcher’s salary will be adjusted accordingly.

Interested candidates should provide a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, copies of 3 representative publications and contact details of 2 referees by 30 /11/ 2020.

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Benefits

Salaries, living allowances and additional benefits: The compensation for this position is based on post-doctoral research experience in compliance with the Research and Innovation Foundation guidelines ( ). Out of this amount the employer’s and employee’s contributions pertaining to Social Security and the National Health Care System, as well as the income tax applicable to the researcher, will be deducted. The current deduction rates and personal tax brackets can be found in the following links:

Personal Income Tax:

Employer and Employee Contributions:

Should any of these contributions and/or tax brackets be adjusted by the Cyprus government, the researcher’s salary will be adjusted accordingly

Selection process

Eligible candidates should be available for a video interview.

Required Research Experiences

RESEARCH FIELD

Biological sciences

YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

4 – 10

Offer Requirements

REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL

Biological sciences: PhD or equivalent

REQUIRED LANGUAGES

GREEK: Excellent

ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

  • A PhD degree in Cellular /Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Pharmacology, Biotechnology or related field.
  • Essential post-doctoral research work in projects related to cancer biology and therapeutics including experience in stem cell technologies, genetic engineering, molecular pathway analysis, tissue processing and primary cultures.
  • Documented experience with laboratory animal handling and very good command on stereotactic animal experimentation and intracranial processing.
  • Very good command on advanced optical imaging techniques, including spectrophotometry, confocal microscopy and In Vivo imaging technologies.

Specific Requirements

The candidate should be able to carry on the following basic responsibilities:

  • Planning and execution of individual tasks, as they are described in the research projects.
  • Laboratory management, to the extent that this involves the researcher’s work
  • Preparation of interim and final scientific and financial reports.
  • Contribution to the preparation of research proposals
  • Editing and presentation/dissemination of research results (e.g. scientific manuscripts, organization of activities of outreach and public awareness, handling of social media etc)

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