POSTDOCTORAL SCIENTISTS, Molecular Basis of Cancer

Cyprus Cancer Research Institute (C.C.R.I.)

Nicosia, Cyprus

ID: 7216690 (Ref.No. CCRI_24_JP-2110)
Posted: February 12, 2024
Salary / Pay Rate: 28000
Application Deadline: March 11, 2024

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and accomplished postdoctoral scientist to join the group of Professor Rami Aqeilan at the Cyprus Cancer Research Institute (CCRI).

Reports To:
The post holder will report to Professor Rami Aqeilan (Group Leader)

Job Overview:
The successful applicant will pursue their own research projects in the field of Molecular Basis of Cancer under Professor Aqeilan’s supervision.
Professor Rami Aqeilan is the Scientific Director of the CCRI. His research interests mostly lie in uncovering the role of gene products spanning common fragile sites (CFSs) in human diseases. A particular interest is mapping the breakome of cancer cells, elucidating the role of gene products of CFSs in driving carcinogenesis, dissecting the role of various oncogenes in inducing replication stress, and translating these findings into possible therapeutic strategies to treat cancer. Professor Aqeilan and his teams are working at the forefront of cancer research.
Professor Aqeilan’s CCRI team will interact closely, hold joint science meetings, and have reciprocal research placements with other research teams, as required by individual projects.

Key Responsibilities:

• Develop, perform, drive and publish high quality research in the field of genomic instability and translational medicine.
• Write scientific manuscripts and grant proposals.
• Participate in the laboratory’s day-to-day activities, protocols, and procedures.
• Keep appropriate experimental records and documentation.
• Hold regular meetings with the Group Leader to analyse & interpret results.
• Develop, import, adapt and implement new research techniques and protocols.
• Dissemination of research results in regular group meetings, scientific conferences, and journal publications.
• Day-to-day supervision of trainees, PhD students and visitors where required.
•Work closely with other CCRI scientists to conduct collaborative research, share ideas and come up with solutions to scientific problems.


•PhD in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Cancer Research, Computational Biology or a related field.
Desirable specialist knowledge and skills:
•Postdoctoral experience in a relevant field would be an asset.
•Expertise in genetic screening will be an asset.
•Bioinformatics skills are highly preferred.
•Experience in grant and manuscript writing.

Personal attributes:

•Enthusiasm, honesty, integrity, dedication and hard-working ethos.
•Ability to think critically, work independently and communicate ideas.
•Ability to work in a team and value others.

Fluency in English is essential. Fluency in Greek will be an advantage.

Employment Type:
Fixed Term Contract for 4 – 6 years (4 + 2 years after successful evaluation) with possibility of further extension.
Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
Remuneration: The annual gross salary is €28,000
Closing Date: 11th March 2024

Application Procedure:

All applicants should:
1.Submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV).
2.Submit a Cover letter.
3.Shortlisted candidates may be asked to submit contact details for the provision of References.

All applications should be submitted via email at [email protected] mentioning the job position code: CCRI_24_JP-2110 with email Subject: “Application [full name] for the position code CCRI_24_JP-2110”.

Contact Information:

Cyprus Cancer Research Institute (C.C.R.I.)
CCRI "Nicola David - Pinedo Building"
1 University Avenue, 2109 Aglantzia, Nicosia, Cyprus
Email.: [email protected]
Tel.: +357 22 033000

Informal enquiries about the research project are welcomed and should be addressed to Professor Rami Aqeilan ([email protected]).

Contact Information:

[email protected]
Tel: +35722033000