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PhD Position in the Field of Cardiovascular Research (TVL 65% of level E13, PhD Track; Dr. rer. nat.)

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf,
Sonderforschungsbereich 1116

The newly funded Collaborative Research Center 1116
(SFB 1116)

"Master switches in cardiac ischemia"

(Director: Prof. Dr. Jens Fischer)
at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
invites applications for

15 open PhD positions (TV-L E13, 65%)
The SFB 1116 is a Collaborative Research Center funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) with participating groups of the Heinrich Heine University, the Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine (IUF), the German Diabetes Center Düsseldorf  (DDZ), and the University of Essen. The SFB 1116 intends to identify cardiac and systemic effector mechanisms (master switches), in the acute/subacute phase after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) that determine the morbidity and mortality after AMI and could be used as future therapeutic targets.
We offer a structured international 3 years doctoral program in our integrated Research Training Group (RTG1116) which offers an excellent research environment, a comprehensive curriculum and a broad supervision and mentoring network jointly educating natural scientists in the field of cardiovascular biology. The program is complemented by specific seminars as well as an individualized curriculum comprising lectures, lab and soft-skill courses, congresses, and symposia.

Communication and teaching language throughout CRC 1116 is English.

You will be able to apply for a research project in the fields of:
  • Sarcomeric function, Prof. Krüger (A02)
  • Calcium homeostasis, Prof. Schmitt (A02)
  • Angiogenesis, Prof. Lammert (A07)
  • Angiogenesis, PD Dr. Heiss (A07)
  • Extracellular matrix/inflammation, Prof. Fischer (A08)
  • Cytokine signalling, Prof. Scheller (B02)
  • Molecular imaging, Prof. Flögel (B02)
  • Epigenetics/ RNA-demethylation, Prof. Rüther (B03)
  • Adipocyte biology Prof. Ouwens (B03)
  • Cardiac substrate metabolism, Prof. Al-Hasani (B04)
  • Insulin resistance and Lipodystrophy, PD Dr. Szendrödi/Prof. Roden/Prof. Flögel (B05)
  • Erythrokrine NO release, PD Dr. Cortese-Krott/Prof. Kelm (B06)
  • Cardiac preconditioning, Prof. Heusch/ PD Dr. Kleinbongard, (B08)
Find more information: http://sfb1116.hhu.de

Project start: available from January 2015 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).
Applications are invited from now on onwards through this website only: http://sfb1116.hhu.de/application
Please note that any other form of application will be disregarded.
Applications close on 1st February 2015.

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Job profile

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