The Institute of Cardiovascular Physiology (Prof. Dr. D.M. Katschinski and Prof. Dr. I. Bogeski) seeks from June 1st, 2017 onwards a highly motivated

PostDoc (female/male)

The position is initially limited to two years, with an option of renewal | fulltime | salary according TV-L

The University Medical Center Göttingen is a tertiary care center and offers great development potential. Its 7,400 employees work in over 65 departments and facilities to provide top-quality patient care, excellent research and modern teaching. Göttingen, “City of Science”, lies near the center of Germany, the University Medical Center Göttingen is embedded in the city’s attractive network of scientific research facilities.

Our Institute uses a combination of experimental approaches such as cell biology, molecular biology and microscopy to understand how hypoxia, reactive oxygen species and calcium ions affect physiological and pathophysiological processes.

Concretely the project comprises generation of genetically engineered mice to characterize the role of redox signalling in cardiac (dys)function. For further information please see: Swain et al, Circ Res, 2016 Oct 14;119(9):1004-1016.; Ermakova et al. Nat Commun. 2014 Oct 21;5:5222; Gibhardt CS et al., Cell Calcium. 2016 Aug;60(2):55-64

The successful candidate will work in the Institute of Cardiovascular Physiology on the topic “Redox-mediated signaling in the heart”. The main aims of the project include:

  • Generation and characterization of new cardiomyocyte-specific transgenic mouse models
  • Handling of mice including surgeries (for example LAD ligation), which mimic relevant human diseases
  • Analysis of primary cardiomyocytes by molecular biology and imaging techniques

Requirements are a graduate degree in natural sciences or medicine and a qualified doctorate, as well as relevant experience in the field of redox biology. Experience with transgenic mouse models and animal disease models are desirable. The applicant must have team spirit, self-motivation and interest in the processing of scientific questions.

The regular weekly working time is the one of a full-time employee. The activity involves a teaching obligation of four teaching hours in the field of physiology in the courses for Human/Dental and Molecular Medicine students.

Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

We look forward to receiving your application by April 30th, 2017:

University Medical Center Göttingen
Institute of Cardiovascular Physiology
Ulrike Fischer
Humboldtallee 23
37073 Göttingen

phone: 0551/39-5896

Please send your application only via e-mail as a PDF-file.