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PhD studentship "Analysis of iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes from patients with genetic-based cardiovascular diseases"
Published(1113 days ago)
Deadline for applications(1062 days ago)
University Medical Center GöttingenGöttingen
A 3-year PhD studentship is available to commence in 2017. The
studentship is offered from the ’Translational stemcell Research group’,
Heart Centre, University of Göttingen (Supervision: Dr. Katrin Streckfuß-
"Analysis of iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes from
patients with genetic-based cardiovascular diseases"
for 3 years with the possibility of elongation, part-time (50 %)
salary according to 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
Our group focus on the establishment of patient-specific induced
pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and their applications in modelling
cardiovascular diseases, especially dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Our
projects aim for the isolation and cultivation of somatic human cells,
their reprogramming into iPSCs followed by differentiation into
cardiomyocytes. Furthermore, we are interested in the signalling
pathways behind these cardiovascular diseases.
We are looking for a highly motivated and creative person with
experience in virus (lenti, AAVs) preparation, mammalian cell culture
and CRISPR-Cas9 technology. This project involves moreover a wide
range of cell biological, molecular biological, histological, and genome
The successful candidate for the PhD position is expected to hold a
very good Master’s or other degree comparable to a German University
Diploma in disciplines or fields related to biology, pharmacology or
biochemistry and a strong interest in stem cell research to address
interdisciplinary questions in the regenerative medicine. Fluent English
in spoken and written is required, German knowledge is not a
prerequisite but an advantage for the position.
Interested applicants should submit a personal motivation letter, the
BSc and MSc certificate (or equivalent) including transcript of records
and curriculum vitae, and at least two support letters or the name of
We offer an exciting and biomedically relevant research project, a
stimulating scientific environment and opportunities for intensive
national and international collaborations.
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 January 15th, 2017:
University Medical Center Göttingen
Department of Cardiology and Pneumology
Dr. rer. nat. Katrin Streckfuß-Bömeke
Groupleader ’Translational Stemcell Research’
Tel.: +49 551/39-20559
Fax: +49 551/39-22953
Travel and application fees cannot be refunded or
Please send your application only via e-mail as a
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