Post-doctoral fellow post: Protein phosphatase PP2A in breast cancer therapy resistance

Post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Professor Jukka Westermarck at the Centre for Biotechnology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland. We are looking for highly motivated researcher with PhD degree to join our dynamic research group broadly focused on very exciting therapeutic potential of PP2A reactivation in cancer therapy (http://www.btk.fi/research/research-groups/westermarck/ ).
The project is focused on characterization of novel therapeutic opportunities emerging from our recently published and currently on-going research related to the role of PP2A in breast cancer development and drug resistance (Laine et al., unpublished, Laine et al., Cancer Disc., 2013, Niemelä et al., Oncogene, 2012, Come et al. Clin. Cancer Res., 2009). Recent very rapidly accumulating data from others and us indicate that targeting of PP2A inhibition mechanisms may open entirely new perspectives for treatment of cancer patients with otherwise dismal prognosis.
Candidate requirements:
        ·        PhD or MD/PhD                                             
        ·        Highly motivated person with strong interest in translational cancer research
        ·        Strong experience in basic and translational cancer research demonstrated  by at least one first author publication in a relevant journal
        ·        Experience using mouse tumor models is highly desirable
        ·        Good skills in both oral and written English and in team-working are highly valued
Our selected recent publications: 
Myant et al., Cell Reports, 2015 
Ventela et al., Oncotarget, 2015 
Kauko et al., Scientific Reports, 2015 
Laine et al., Cancer Discovery, 2013 
Khanna et al., Cancer Research, 2013 
For further information or inquiries regarding this post, please contact Jukka Westermarck by e-mail: jukwes@utu.fi  
The DL for applications is September 30, 2016 and position is available starting from October 15, 2016 or later. Position is initially for two years with a possibility to extension depending on the progress of the project. Position starts with 4 months trial period. To apply, e-mail to tiina.arsiola@utu.fi a single merged PDF document including your CV, list of publications and an application letter clearly describing how your profile matches to candidate requirements listed above, and other previous achievements in the field. Also include names and contact information of three references in the same PDF document. In the subject line of your e-mail, indicate the following text: Post-doc position/Breast cancer