IonTraC is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network and a special focus will be on pancreatic cancer. The IonTraC group is a European research consortium funded within the Marie Curie Initial Training Network action. It is composed of 11 research units (9 academic and 2 industrial/SME partners) with long-standing, complementary expertise in transport physiology, biophysics, pathology, cell biology, pharmacology, optical imaging, experimental and clinical oncology. The overall aim of the IonTraC project is to comprehensively test the hypotheses that proteins involved in ion transport constitute novel diagnostic/therapeutic targets for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). IonTraC will provide structured PhD program with extensive focus on mobility and collaboration. The three PhD positions (each 3 years of duration) are affiliated with sections of Molecular Integrative Physiology and Cell and Developmental Biology at the Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, and groups lead by Ivana Novak, Stine F. Pedersen and Else K. Hoffmann.
We are seeking highly motivated individuals with MSc degrees majoring in cell biology, physiology, molecular biology, biotechnology or equivalent. Solid previous experience with molecular and cell biology techniques such as mammalian cell culture, real time PCR, PCR western blotting, siRNA transfection, cloning, and immunostaining is a requirement. Furthermore, previous experience in either cancer biology, fluorescence microscopy, or electrophysiology is strongly advantageous.