Candidate PhD student for the ABO Histo-Blood Groups and Cancer Laboratory

Candidate PhD student for the ABO Histo-Blood Groups and Cancer Laboratory
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31 March 2013

The Institut de Medicina Predictiva i Personalitzada del Càncer (IMPPC) is a CERCA centre located on the Can Ruti Campus in Badalona, close to Barcelona.
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Research description:
The laboratory of Dr. Fumiichiro Yamamoto, Ph.D., a Senior Group Leader at the Institute of Predictive and Personalized Medicine of Cancer (IMPPC), Badalona, Barcelona, Spain, is seeking for an energetic student with high motivation to conduct his/her Ph.D. research.
The laboratory has played a major role in the elucidation of the molecular genetic basis of the histo-blood group ABO system and the structural basis of the A and B glycosyltransferases. The current topics of interest include t studies on the functionality of glycosylation polymorphisms in various physiological and pathological phenomena, including pancreatic cancer. The project for which the student is sought is focused onto the identification and validation of glycosylation-related genetic and epigenetic markers for early diagnosis, prognosis, and prediction of cancer within the Genomics and Epigenomics of Cancer Prediction Program. Utilizing in-house resources and services available at the DNA bank and Genomics Units of the institute, we aim to attain this goal and translate the knowledge from the research into future predictive medicine of cancer.
The successful candidate should have a recent Master’ degree or obtain one in the near future in a relevant research field (molecular biology, cellular biology, biochemistry, enzymology, immunology, glycobiology, etc.). Those applicants with high Academic Grades will be given priority. Previous laboratory experience will be a favorable factor. Knowledge and skills in bioinformatics is also a plus. Proficiency in English is not compulsory, but willingness to learn and improve English is necessary. Strong commitment of devotion to the research project is essential.

Conditions:. The compensation is guaranteed for one year. Meanwhile, the selected student must try his/her best to obtain external scholarship to become financially self-supportive.
How to apply:__
Interested applicants should submit a CV (which lists Academic Grades and at least 2 references) and a brief letter outlining prior research experience and personal research interests to Dr. Yamamoto ( and Human Resources Department (



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