University of Mannheim

postdoctoral researcher

Universitätsklinikum Mannheim

Mannheim, Germany

The European Center for Angioscience (ECAS) is a new Center of Excellence at Heidelberg University with a focus on the structure-function analysis of blood vessels. It aims at molecularly deciphering vascular control mechanisms of organ function during health and disease, from basic research to clinical application. We have received a 4-year grant (‘ANGIOFORMATICS’) to establish a comparative mouse-human vascular single cell platform (2 postdocs, 3 technicians).

Therefore, we are now looking for two

postdoctoral researchers (m/f/i)

in full or part-time, limited for four years, with expertise in single cell biology and/or vascular biology (position A) as well as computational biology, bioinformatics, or big-data analysis (position B) and passion for life science research (both positions).

Position A is available in the laboratory of Professor Hellmut Augustin and will come with a joint affiliation with the ECAS in Mannheim and the DKFZ in Heidelberg. The position will be 50% single cell bench science and 50% platform coordination. It should come with a strong background in cell and molecular biology, preferably with single cell experience and/or vascular cell biology knowledge as well as strong organizational and team-building skills.

Position B is offered in the group of Professor Carmen Ruiz de Almodovar at the ECAS in Mannheim. Working together with three other ECAS data scientists, the bioinformatician should establish an ECAS bioinformatics cluster with the aim to develop bioinformatics tools and approaches for comparative mouse-human vascular scRNA work and other high resolution mouse-human NGS approaches, including techniques such as ATAC-seq and RNA tomography. A strong background in data science with solid programming experience is a must for this position.

We offer:

  • A highly responsible position with a versatile field of responsibilities
  • An open-minded and motivated team
  • Support to combine work and family life
  • Support for personal and professional development by the internal training program of the University Heidelberg
  • A salary following the tariff contract for public services of the federal state (TV-L)
  • Public-sector retirement arrangements (VBL)

We are standing for equality of opportunity. Disabled applicants are given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification.

For further information about the Augustin and Ruiz de Almodovar labs, please go to and Informal inquiries and applications should be addressed to Prof. Hellmut Augustin ( or Prof. Carmen Ruiz de Almodovar (

Application deadline: 31.August 2019 Code number: 881-153


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