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Doctoral fellow in Stem Cell Research, Institut for Neurophysiology

As a modern maximum-care hospital with a capacity of approximately 1,400 beds, the University Hospital of Cologne is dedicated to the practice of innovative academic medical excellence and assumes important societal functions in the fields of research, education and health care. The University Hospital of Cologne provides treatment to over 312,000 patients annually, with 60,000 of them receiving inpatient care. With more than 10,300 employees from over 80 nations the University Hospital of Cologne is one of the largest employers in Cologne and ranks among the leading university clinics in Germany.
The Institute for Neurophysiology at the Uniklinik Köln is seeking applications for a part-time
Doctoral fellow in Stem Cell Research
to be employed under a limited-time contract from February 1st, 2016 to December 31st, 2016.
The Institute for Neurophysiology is one of the leading Institutions in the field of stem cell research in Germany and is regarded as one of the Centres of excellence in stem cell research in Europe. Different groups at the Institute are focusing their research on understanding cellular, molecular and genetic properties of pluripotent stem cells and their differentiated derivatives, such as cardiac myocytes, neural cells and smooth muscle cells. The major interest is on exploring the utility of these cells as human cell based test systems for developmental toxicology and disease modelling. Special focus is given to translational research in the field of cardiac regeneration in small and large animal models of heart infarction. The current position is available for a highly motivated and creative scientist to study the inherited heart diseases using in vitro models based on human induced pluripotent stem cells.
Your responsibilities will include:
  • planning, carrying out and documenting experimental work,
  • collection, analysis and critical interpretation of research results,
  • preparation of periodic progress reports and publications,
  • coordination of the project with other team members and cooperation partners.
Minimum qualifications:
  • master degree in molecular and cellular biology and/or medicine,
  • strong theoretical and technical expertise in stem cell biology, especially in reprogramming and molecular cardiology
  • proven ability to plan and carry out the experiments independently,
  • ability to work in a team,
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills,
  • the successful candidate must be fluent in spoken and written English.
Your salary will be based on TV-L.
The Board of Directors of the University Hospital of Cologne places strong emphasis on gender equality and seeks to increase the proportional representation of women in this field. Thus applications from female scientists are welcome; suitably qualified women will be given preferential consideration unless other candidates clearly demonstrate superior qualifications.
We also welcome applications from disabled candidates, who will also be given preferential consideration over other applicants with comparable qualifications.

Contact detail

How to apply:
We prefer online applications, but you also have the opportunity to apply via regular mail by January 3rd, 2016 quoting the reference number e397 to
Uniklinik Köln
Institute for Neurophysiology
Dr. Dr. Tomo Saric
Reference Number: e397
Robert-Koch-Str. 39
50931 Cologne
Send application to
Please address telephone enquiries to Dr. Dr. Tomo Saric at +49 221 478-86686.
Further information is available on the internet at http://www.uni-koeln.de/med-fak/physiologie/np/
Have we awakened your interest? Please submit your application (including a detailed CV, list of publications, two references and a brief statement of research interests) here online

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
Working place
50931 Köln
Area of expertise
Human medicine