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PhD in Duesseldorf/Greifswald, Germany

The Department of Neurology, Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf, Germany, offers a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) position. The position is founded for three years by and embedded in the DFG (german research foundation) priority program 1927 „FeS for life“, providing the final approval of the program by the senate of the
DFG. The priority program guarantees visits of national and international meetings, summer schools, lab rotations, and a variety of collaborations and available techniques. The project of the requested PhD student is a joint project of the Universities Duesseldorf (Carsten Berndt) and Greifswald (Christopher Horst Lillig) dedicated to the diseases multiple sclerosis (Duesseldorf, in particular Duesseldorf MS Center, Prof. O. Aktas) and cardiac hypertrophy (Greifswald) meaning that parts of the PhD project will be performed in Greifswald. We are interested in the elucidation of the role of FeS-cluster coordinating glutaredoxins, small oxidoreductases, in iron homeostasis during progression and  regeneration of the mentioned diseases. To fulfil this aim, the PhD student will use a great variety of methods including biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, and animal disease models.
We are loocking for highly motivated candidates with documented experience in scientific work  interested in this new research field and in the implementation of new techniques. Prerequisite is a diploma/Master in natural science.
Please send your application including CV, certificates, summary of former research activities and naming of two references via email to carsten.berndt@hhu.de (deadline: 1st of May). Please refer to the reference number berndt_jobvector2.


Contact detail

How to apply:
 online application via email
Send application to
Carsten Berndt
Department of Neurology
Heinrich-Heine University
Life Science Center
Merowingerplatz 1a
40225 Duesseldorf, Germany

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
Working place
40225 Duesseldorf
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences