University of Liège (ULiège)

Post-doctoral and PhD Positions in Molecular Cancer Biology

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Topic: Epitranscriptomics, tRNA, cancer stem cells, CRISPR-Cas9 screens, ONT.

Background:Two post-doctoral positions and one PhD position are available at the GIGA-Research Institute of the University of Liege, Lab of Cancer Stemness ( The candidates will conduct cutting edge research in a young and dynamic team. Our lab focuses on understanding the impact of tRNA biology in the establishment of cancer stem cells by developing novel technologies, performing multi-omics approaches, functional and molecular assays in mouse models and organoids. The projects are supported by the ERC and WelBio.   

Selected publications:

Ladang et al, J. Exp. Med. (2015)                      Rapino et al, Trends in Cancer (2017)

Rapino et al, Nature (2018)                                Rapino et al, Nature Comm. (2021)

Qualifications and requirements:


PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry or equivalent. The ideal candidates should have a strong background in cancer and molecular biology with experience in CRISPR-Cas9 screens or Oxford Nanopore sequencing, interest in developing technologies and aptitude for high quality research. Experience working with animals is appreciated. The ideal candidate should be talented, highly motivated and determined to work in a competitive field of research, excellent communication and organizational skills, able to work independently and as part of a team.

PhD :

Master degree in Biology, pharmacy or equivalent. The ideal candidate should demonstrate high motivation and determination to be involved in competitive and high profile fundamental research in cancer biology. Solid statistical background and previous lab experience will be favorable. The student will benefit from a stimulating scientific environment (courses, activities, seminars) provided by the GIGA-Institute. 


Please send a cover letter describing your interests in biomedical research, your curriculum vitae with a full list of scientific publications, and at least two references to:

Dr. Francesca Rapino  (

Lab of Cancer Stemness

GIGA-Research Institute

University of Liege, Belgium

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