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Technician in cancer research

The Functional Cancer Genomics group directed by Prof. J.P. Theurillat at the Institute of
Oncology Research in Bellinzona, Switzerland (http://www.ior.iosi.ch) is seeking a part- or
full-time technician in cancer research.
The successful candidate will work as part of an international team that is dedicated to
understanding how new driver alterations culled from cancer genome characterization studies
promote tumorigenesis, and how gathered insights can be exploited to develop precision
medicines. The position offers excellent scientific opportunities in a highly stimulating and
interdisciplinary environment involving close interactions between medical and basic

Investigations range from projects related to:

  • Patient-derived xenograft (PDX) mouse models to study the biology of prostate cancer
  • Determining anti-tumor activity of novel drug-like compounds in vivo

Candidate requirements

  • Working experience with mouse models (tumor xenograft models or geneticallyengineered mice): breeding setup and grafting of tumors, drug application, small surgery (castration), tissue preservation
  • Working experience in cell culture models and basic molecular biology desirable
  • MSc or PhD in biology

The position is located at the Institute of Oncology Research, a leading institution in basic and
translational cancer research in Southern Switzerland with state-of-the-art core facilities and
competitive salaries. The highly collaborative lab has ongoing projects with groups at Harvard,
MIT and ETHZ, among others.
Starting date: fall 2020
Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, cover letter and contact info for 2 references to
jean-philippe.theurillat@ior.usi.ch with reference JPT_Technician2020.
For additional inquiry regarding this job please contact Prof. Jean-Philippe Theurillat via email:

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