Gozuacik Lab in SUNUM invites applications for PhD and post-doctoral positions in autophagy research (Basic autophagy pathways, autophagy and cancer, autophagy and degenerative diseases, innovative diagnostics and drug research.

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SUNUM is a new and dynamic research center of excellence located in Istanbul, Turkey (A European Union-associated country with a robust economy (Number 13 in the World according to GDP on PPP valuation) and a very friendly, open-minded, tolerant and safe multicultural society). Istanbul is a historical city, a vibrant and modern metropole and the education, economy, art and culture capital of the country.

SUNUM offers an outstanding research environment with excellent and internationally competitive facilities  (Click here to see a list).


Successful candidates will work in Gozuacik Lab, in an ambitious, internationally competitive and dynamic research project on cancer biology and molecular disease mechanisms. They will use state-of-the-art methods of cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, cancer in vivo mice models and patient-derived cells and tissues.

MSc or Ph.D degree in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or a related field is required. Previous hands on experience of cell culture techniques and rodent experimentation is a plus. Ability to work independently and strong interpersonal skills are expected.

Competitive salary for local standards (see cost of living comparisonsand excellent benefits (including free housing on campus, free lunch, private health insurance, laptop and annual conference travel support) are available.

Gozuacik Lab is a prominent molecular biology and medical research laboratory in Turkey. We are an active member of the International Cell Death Society (ICDS), International autophagy communityEMBO-Young Investigators Network (EMBO-YIP) and Proteostasis and Transautophagy COST EU collaboration networks. Moreover, we have active collaborations with labs in the US, UK, Switzerland and South Korea.

Research in our laboratory mainly focuses on mammalian stress and death responses, especially autophagy regulation and autophagy abnormalities in human diseases (such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases), innovative disease marker and drug discovery.


For more about our research approach click here.

For selected publications click here. For a full publication list, click here

To read our recent Scientific Reports paper click here.

To read our recent JBC paper click here.

To read our recent Autophagy paper click here.

For info about our alumni, click here.

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Please send a curriculum vitae, publication list, names and e-mail adresses of at least three referees and a motivation letter electronically to Professor Devrim Gozuacik, MD/PhD, Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering Program, Sabanci University (

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