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Biologist, Molecular Biologist, Biochemist as Post-doctoral Researcher (m/f)

___The University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz has more than 60 clinics, institutes and departments making it the only facility of its kind in Rhineland-Palatinate. For our more than 7000 employees, healthcare, research and teaching are intrinsically linked.
  The Institute of Pathology invites applications for a

Post-doctoral Researcher (m/f) Reference 473/16-V

The position will be available from June 1, 2016 with an initial limited contract of 2 years.
The project (DFG STR 1160/1-2) focusses on the metabolic basis of chronic liver diseases and liver tumorigenesis. Our group unraveled an important role of lipid droplet-associated proteins in steatosis, steatohepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma. We aim to further understand the molecular mechanism of neoplastic steatogenesis, and validate lipid droplet-associated proteins as therapeutic targets in chronic liver disease and hepatocarcinogenesis.

Your tasks:

  • Organization and establishment of mouse models, cell culture techniques and cooperative studies
  • Write manuscripts as well as grant proposals
  • Instruct technicians, PhD and MD students in the team

Your profile:

  • PhD in Biology, Molecular Biology or Biochemistry
  • At least one first-authored manuscript in a top-tier journal
  • Strong background in animal housing and mouse models (FELASA B required), molecular biology (cloning; gene knock-down techniques; mRNA/protein quantification), eukaryotic cell culture, protein biochemistry (immunoblot, immunoprecipitation), and microscopy techniques (fluorescence microscopy, laser scanning microscopy, life cell imaging).
  • Excellent German and English language skills (verbal and written)

We offer:

  • Excellent infrastructure with a superb working environment in which you have great opportunities to develop your ideas and accomplish your scientific goals in an international research group
  • Participation in workshops and conferences, possibility to habilitate
  • Option of extension of contract
  • Competitive salary (E13) and health care benefits according to the company-based tariff agreement
  • Child care (conditional on places available)
  • Job ticket for public transport

For further information on the research project, please contact Univ-Prof. Dr. med. Beate Straub, phone: 06131/17-7307,

Closing date: June 06, 2016

Send your application, including cover letter and CV, and referring to job opening 473/16-V to karriere@unimedizin-mainz.de (only by e-mail, ideally as a single PDF file)

The University Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Servicecenter Personal und Recht – Recruiting Büro
Langenbeckstraße 1
55131 Mainz, Germany

While applying for the job please refer on jobvector and use the following reference number: 473/16-V