Doctoral research fellow (m/f/d) - biology, medicine, pharmacy

The Institute of Physiology at the University of Würzburg requests applications for a
Doctoral research fellow (m/f/d)

to study the paracrine roles of the endothelial hormone C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP)

Activities and responsibilities

We are seeking exceptional and highly motivated candidates for our research in the field of vascular biology and signal transduction particularly focusing on novel aspects of an endothelial hormone and its cyclic GMP-mediated signalling (Physiol Rev. 2016;96:751; Circulation. 2018;138:494; HYPERLINK "" \o "Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology." Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2020;40:159).

Qualification profile

Applicants should have completed studies in biology, (hum. or vet.) medicine, pharmacy or a related field in natural sciences, good knowledge of basic molecular biology and/or cardiovascular functional analyses, enthusiastic interest in cardiovascular research and the goal to obtain a PhD or a related degree.

We offer

Payment will be made according to TV-L.

The overall goal of this dissertation is to dissect the significance and therapeutic potential of CNP/cyclic GMP signalling in the regulation of lung vascular remodelling, with a special focus on fibroblasts and vascular pericytes. The multidisciplinary approach will utilize a variety of methods including molecular biology, biochemistry, high-end microscopy and functional analyses in novel genetic mouse models and relevant cell culture systems.

The project will be developed with a network of Würzburg scientists and clinicians linking their expertise and infrastructure for investigating the mechanisms of cardiovascular cell-cell interactions, and molecular and functional imaging of these interactions (see Comprehensive Heart Failure Center at The Institute of Physiology is part of this network and offers excellent laboratory space and modern techniques which allows to answer scientific questions in an interdisciplinary manner.

The University of Würzburg is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favoured.

Send application to

Applicants please send CV and contact information of 1-2 references (as a single PDF file) by the 15th June, 2020 to Dr. Michaela Kuhn, Physiologisches Institut I, Universität Würzburg, Röntgenring 9, D-97070 Würzburg, Germany. Tel: (00)49 931 31 82721, E-mail:

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