The Chien Lab is looking for a self-motivated PhD student with a strong interest in working in a multidisciplinary lab. The candidate will apply the technologies developed in Dr. Chien's group, including advanced imaging and single cell sequencing analysis, to patient-derived primary cultures to investigate molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis. The candidate will also develop 2D and 3D organoid primary cultures and apply genetic engineering methods (i.e., CRISPR-Cas9) to study the effect of target genes in cancer development.
The successful candidate preferentially has a background in Cancer Biology, Biotechnology, Systems Biology and/or Bioinformatics. The candidate will interact with a diverse group of faculty in optics, bioengineering, biomedical and cell biology, and will be able to collaborate with leading laboratories at Erasmus MC, The CancerGenomiCs.nl consortium, The Oncode Institute
and Delft University of Technology.