PhD in Cancer Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland

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Prof. Jorunn Erla Eyfjörd and Dr. Sigridur Klara Bödvarsdottir at The Cancer Research Laboratory at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, are seeking a PhD student for the project:

Molecular profiling of BRCA related cancer
The project will involve detailed genetic and epigenetic profiling and definition of tumour characteristics of samples from a well-defined breast and prostate cancer patient population, using different types of microarray analyses, examining copy number patterns and prognostic markers with respect to data on clinical outcome, in collaboration with our collaborators at the Department of Pathology at the University of Iceland and Department of Oncology at Landspitali University Hospital, LSH.

The same tumour sample set will be studied, using a new epigenomic approach, selecting samples representing clinically relevant BRCA subtypes, as part of a collaborative study with our collaborators at IDIBELL in Barcelona. Information gained from these studies is expected to give insight into the origins and development of BRCA related cancer and aid in the quest for new targeted treatment options.

The project has a doctoral student grant from the University of Iceland Research Fund

We are looking for a motivated graduate student with a background in molecular biology or genetics, biochemistry, medicine, bioinformatics or similar.

Applicants should contact Prof. Jorunn Erla Eyfjörd ( , Tel: 354 525 5825) or Dr. Sigridur Klara Bödvarsdottir Tel: 354 525 5832) for further information. Applications giving information on education, previous work and research interests as well as letters of recommendation should be sent to

Applications stating education, previous employment and research interests, and including letters of recommendation, should be sent to

All applications will be answered and applicants informed when a decision has been made.

The position is for 3 years, starting September 2011
Application deadline July 20th 2011

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.


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