Understanding right heart hypertrophy and right heart failure

One PhD position to support our current studies on right heart failure. Payment is based on the German federal public service scale TV-H (65% E13) and the position should be filled as soon as possible. Right heart failure develops in mammalians as a long-term adaptation to systemic pressure overload or pulmonary hypertension. Unlike the well understood adaptation of the left ventricle, right heart failure differs from this process leading to the requirement of specific treatment strategies that are not fully developed.

Activities and responsibilities

Investigation of the molecular and cellular characteristics of right heart hypertrophy and its transition to right heart failure. The successful applicant will be embedded in this project and will support this project by molecular and cellular analysis in vitro and in vivo. Specific techniques required include the isolation and functional characterization of adult rat ventricular cardiomyocytes. This project is funded German Research Foundation.

Qualification profile

A Master´s degree or equivalent is required for admission. We are seeking high qualified, enthusiastic students holding a M.Sc. or equivalent degree with a suitable background in life sciences. Applicants must be proficient in English. Prior knowledge of the German language is desired but does not constitute a requirement for your application to be considered.

We offer

We offer an interdisciplinary and structured international PhD program (GGL).

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Please direct any enquiries concerning the online application procedure or the GGL to office@ggl.uni-giessen.de

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About International Giessen Graduate Centre For The Life Sciences

The GGL is an international graduate centre with a number of extraordinary young scientists and an above average percentage of female researchers (64%). Currently, we are in charge of 174 doctoral students of the faculties of psychology, biology, chemistry, sports science, medicine and veterinary medicine.
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