PhD Student in the area of experimental cardiovascular research

PhD Student in the area of experimental cardiovascular research

Institute of Experimental Biomedicine II

Würzburg, Germany

The Institute of Experimental Biomedicine 2, University Hospital Würzburg, Germany, is now offering

2 PhD student positions

in the area of experimental cardiovascular research, with a focus on vascular biology.

Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of morbidity and mortality in Western societies. Immune cells and their responses participate in all phases of atherosclerosis. By applying cutting edge tools in immune cell phenotyping, as well as genome editing, we focus on the contribution of immune cells to cardiovascular biology, bridging immunology and cardiovascular pathology. There is a special interest in cell biology and the molecular signaling mechanisms driving vascular inflammation (please see e.g. Cochain, Circ Res 2018; Zernecke, Circ Res 2016; Cochain, Circ Res 2015; Simsekyilmaz, Circulation 2014).

Successful candidates should have studied Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, or a similar field of study, and have shown outstanding academic performance. Prerequisite is previous hands on experience with experimental mouse models and prior work in the field of inflammation, cardiovascular research or related areas. Suitable candidates should be highly motivated with an intrinsic interest in research on molecular mechanisms underlying cardiovascular diseases.

Salary according to TV-L. We give priority to applicants with a disability and essentially equal qualifications.

Applicants should submit their complete application document (including CV, motivation letter, publication list and references) in a single PDF file to: zernecke_a@ukw.de

Presentation costs cannot be refunded. Skype interviews for candidates from abroad are welcome for an initial interview.

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PhD Student in the area of experimental cardiovascular research