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1 PhD Position (TVL 65% of level E13, PhD Track; Dr. rer. nat.,)

The International Research Training Group 1902 (IRTG 1902)
“Intra- and Interorgan communication of the cardiovascular System”
invites applications for

1 PhD Position (PhD Track;Dr. rer. nat.,) in the lab of
Prof. Dr. J. Haendeler
Heisenberg-group: environmentally-induced cardiovascular degeneration at the IUF
The IRTG 1902 funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) offers a structured international 3 year doctoral program jointly educating natural scientists and physicians/medical students in the field of cardiovascular biology.
The program is organized by the Cardiovascular Research Institute of the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf and the Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Virginia. The training group offers an excellent research environment, a comprehensive curriculum and a broad supervision and mentoring network. Students will conduct part of their projects in one of the partnering laboratories in Charlottesville.
Project description:
In this project we aim to identify nuclear interaction partners of the oxidoreductase Thioredoxin-1 in endothelial cells and to analyze the role of these interactions in endothelial cell functions like apoptosis protection, and adhesion protection. Part of the PhD project will be performed in our American partner laboratory (Prof. Leitinger, University of Virginia) for 6 months to investigate the NRF2 Thioredoxin-1 interaction in in vivo models.
Project start: available from now on for up to three years
Eligibility criteria for PhD track (PhD or Dr. rer. nat.)
  • M.Sc. in basic sciences or equivalent graduation
  • Proof of English proficiency as English is the graduate school’s official language (e.g. TOEFL or similar test, not for native speakers)
The PhD positions will be paid according to the regulations of the civil service collective wage agreement (TVL 65% of level E13). Complete applications must be submitted via our website!

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Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
jobexperience is required
Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
Working place
40225 Düsseldorf and Charlottesville, USA
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences