We work on the impact of the extracellular matrix architecture on metastasis formation. The extracellular matrix is as fascinating as complex and presents the house cells build, live in, move through, and constantly repair and remodel. We are a relatively young group with a strong passion to decode the physico-chemical properties of the extracellular matrix in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo during metastasis formation. We do not only focus on basic aspects of the protein mass within the intercellular space but also on translating findings into the clinic. The position will be in close contact with the Faculty of Medicine in Freiburg and with several internationally collaboration partners. This work includes a multitude of techniques spanning biomechanical analysis in combination with multi-omics approaches, patient-derived organoids, animal work, biochemistry, and bioinformatic tools. We offer: very well-equipped laboratory with colleagues skilled in several methods of basic medical research good opportunities for scientific exchange and interaction work in a pleasant atmosphere in a motivated team Your tasks: work with primary human tissue samples with the goal to improve cancer patients' life your work includes a multitude of techniques spanning biomechanical analysis in combination with multi-omics approaches, patient-derived organoids, animal work, biochemistry, and bioinformatic tools Your profile: university degree in the following areas but not essentially restricted to: biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, pharmaceutical science, informatics english language skills eager to discover underlying mechanisms of living systems, passionate and enthusiastic for Science bent to perform impactful research Please apply online before November 15th, 2022. University Medical Center Freiburg Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Prof. Dr. Florin-Andrei Taran Hugstetter Str. 55, 79106 Freiburg, Germany Questions? Please send us an email: General information: Salary is assigned according to a pay scale. Unless prevented by operational or legal reasons, full-time positions are generally open to those wishing to job share. Where two candidates are equally suitable for a post, severely disabled candidates are given priority. Employment decisions are made by the Personnel Department.