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The student will join our laboratory on validating a small molecule radiosensitizer in mouse tumor models. The compound can sensitize the tumor cells but not the non-transformed cells to ionizing radiation in in vitro. Several experimental conditions of xenograft mouse model have been set up by pilot studies. The student will join in the final validation experiment of xenograft model, as well as the optimizing study in immune-competent mouse models.
The daily work will focus on in vivo mouse experiments, will also include some in vitro cell culture and biochemistry experiments.
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic student with a strong interest in oncology research. The candidate should be in preparation for a Bachelor or Master degree in biology, biomedical sciences at HLO or University level. Owning an 'Article 12' or 'Article 9' for animal experiment is a strong advantage. Experience with cell culture, mouse handling, injection, autopsy are necessary, but not required.
Fixed-term contract: 9 months, with a possibility to extend to 1 year.
The student will be employed in the research group of Prof. Lotje Zuur and will work under direct supervision of Dr. Xiaohang Qiao. We offer an internship for 9 months, with a possibility to extend to 1 year.
The Netherlands Cancer Institute
Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX, Amsterdam
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