Ph.D. student in natural sciences (male/female)

The Collaborative Research Center Renoprotection (CRC 1365) is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Pontus Persson, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin) and aims to identify and target common pathways to kidney failure. Our interdisciplinary network involves internists, surgeons, physiologists, pharmacologists, molecular biologists, geneticists, physicists, anatomists, and radiologists. We will perform basic research on isolated cells, tissue preparations, and animal models including yeast, zebrafish, rodents, and genetically engineered swine, and translate the outcomes to patient care. Our vision is to reduce the burden of kidney disease by establishing a comprehensive, interdisciplinary network to foster tailored therapeutic strategies aiming at the shared routes to chronic kidney disease. For the initiation of the CRC in early 2019, we seek highly motivated and talented junior researchers and research assistants to complement our team. Details on individual positions can be found below; please also refer to our homepage regarding support for young scientists and scientific summaries of project areas (https://nephroprotektion.charite.de/).

Activities and responsibilities

The candidate will primarily participate in the identification and verification of trans-acting factors that modulate BPGM expression. Furthermore, the candidate will investigate the role of BPGM as modulator of glucose metabolism and ROS scavenger.

Qualification profile

  • Degree in the field of natural sciences (master, diploma or equivalent)
  • Marked interest in basic research
  • Experience in life science techniques
  • Appreciating interdisciplinary cooperation with national and international cooperation partners
  • To value working independently as well as being part of an interdisciplinary research group
  • Speaking and writing in German and English without effort

Benefits

E13 TVöD VKA-K; Employees are grouped into pay scales according to their qualifications and personal requirements. You can find our collective bargaining agreements (Tarifverträge) here: https://www.charite.de/en/careers/

Send application to

Martina Wittling
Projektkoordinatorin Sonderforschungsbereich 1365
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Institut für Vegetative Physiologie
Charitéplatz 1
10117 Berlin

While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: JV-B01

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