Institute of Cardiovascular Regeneration, GU

Postdoctoral fellow

Insitute for Cardiovascular Regeneration

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

With around 46,000 students and around 4,600 employees, the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main is the largest university in Hessen and an internationally renowned and important regional employer. In recent years, it has initiated an intensive in-house quality and performance-oriented reform process. As part of the reorganization of the site, the university will be completely rebuilt on a natural science and humanities / social science campus with ideal research and study conditions. As a foundation university, Goethe University has had greater autonomy since 2008.

At the Institute of Cardiovascular Regeneration, Center for Molecular Medicine, Goethe University, the position of

Postdoctoral fellow
(E13 TV-G-U, 100%)

Is available per 01.01.2020, initially for a limited period of 2 years (with the option of renewal).
The classification is based on the collective agreement applicable to Goethe University.


  • Participation in the project ""Non-coding RNAs in cardiovascular aging"".
  • Performing experiments in the field of cell biology, molecular biology and physiology using in vivo models and cell culture techniques.
  • Publication of scientific articles.

General requirements:

  • Completed doctoral studies in molecular or cell biology, biochemistry or related fields.
  • German communication skills are not a requirement, but are considered an advantage.
  • Very good knowledge of English.
  • Very good computer skills.
  • Organizational and team skills, flexibility, open-mindedness, communication skills.
  • Independent working methods as well as team-oriented work.
  • Strong analytical skills and creative, solution-oriented thinking are required.

Technical skills:

  • In addition to experience in basic laboratory techniques, the candidate should have experience in rodent models, cell culture of human cells, imaging and cloning.
  • Candidates with basic knowledge in basic cardiovascular research are preferred.
  • Candidates with experience in supervising technical personnel and students are preferred.

We offer very good training opportunities, a varied, creative and international research environment and very good facilities.

Applications in English only with the usual documents consisting of CV, letter of motivation as well as two references combined in a single pdf-document with subject ""Postdoc position application"" should be addressed to Prof.Dr. Reinier Boon, Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration, Center for Molecular Medicine, House 25B, Goethe University Frankfurt, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt am Main, Email:

Please do not submit any originals as the application documents cannot be returned. Travel and application costs cannot be reimbursed.

Publications that are relevant to the position:

  • Hofmann P, Sommer J, Theodorou K, Kirchhof L, Fischer A, Li Y, Perisic L, Hedin U, Maegdefessel L, Dimmeler S, Boon RA. Long non-coding RNA H19 regulates endothelial cell aging via inhibition of Stat3 signaling. Cardiovasc Res. 2019 Jan 1;115(1):230-242. doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvy206.
  • Boon RA, Hofmann P, Michalik KM, Lozano-Vidal N, Berghäuser D, Fischer A, Knau A, Jaé N, Schürmann C, Dimmeler S. Long Noncoding RNA Meg3 Controls Endothelial Cell Aging and Function: Implications for Regenerative Angiogenesis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 68(23):2589-2591.
  • Boon RA, Iekushi K, Lechner S, Seeger T, Fischer A, Heydt S, Kaluza D, Treguer K, Carmona G, Bonauer A, Horrevoets AJ, Didier N, Girmatsion Z, Biliczki P, Ehrlich JR, Katus HA, Müller OJ, Potente M, Zeiher AM, Hermeking H, Dimmeler S. MicroRNA-34a controls cardiac aging and function. Nature 2013 495(7439):107-10.

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Postdoctoral fellow