|Location:||Friedberg - Germany|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||Salary is assigned according to a pay scale|
|Placed On:||23rd December 2019|
|Expires:||23rd March 2020|
The University Heart Center Freiburg-Bad Krozingen is a highly-specialised center for heart, cardiovascular and circulatory diseases and enjoys an international reputation. It is a modern academic and scientific center based both in Freiburg and Bad Krozingen with the following departments: The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The Departments of Cardiology and Angiology I and II, The Department of Congenital Heart Defects and Paediatric Cardiology, and the Institute for Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine (IEKM).
With 1600 staff, the heart centre is one of the largest of its kind in Europe. The vision for its translational research centre, the IEKM, is to build bridges between basic and clinical research and to drive the advancement of knowledge on cardiovascular disease and therapy.
The Institute for Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine is offering multiple
Fully-Funded PhD Studentships
within the Sections for Optogenetics, Biophysics, Bioinstrumentation, and 4D Imaging of the IEKM.
Research will cover
A diverse and vibrant environment in one of the most desirable places to live as a student in Europe (located at the crossroads of Germany, France, and Switzerland, Freiburg is extremely convenient for European travel)
Studies will span multiple disciplines and, hence, be associated with multiple sections of the IEKM (see https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6815290/). All projects will utilise a broad range of methodologies, including molecular biology (e.g. vector design), biochemistry (e.g. western blotting), and biophysics (e.g. advanced light and electron microscopy, optogenetics and optical mapping, patch clamp), involving experimentation with human material, computational modelling, and much more. Successful applicants will additionally enjoy close interactions with the Freiburg Cardiovascular BioBank (providing unrestricted access to human material), other university departments within and outside the medical school, including biology, physics, and engineering, as well as at the Freiburg Max-Planck-Institute for Immunology and Epigenetics. Finally, all students will
be enrolled within Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine (SGBM), offering additional networking opportunities, translational skills training, and career guidance.
Qualifications and Requirements
All positions are available for three years in the first instance. Payment and benefits are based on the University Hospital Trade Agreement of the Federal State Baden-Württemberg (starting salaries for PhD students are in the order of EUR 45k p.a.). The search will be continued until the positions are filled.
Please submit your application including a motivation letter and CV via the online portal www.herzzentrum.de.
University Heart Center Freiburg - Bad Krozingen Institute for Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine Elsässer Str. 2Q, 79110 Freiburg
General information: Salary is assigned according to a pay scale. Unless prevented by operational or legal reasons, full-time positions are generally open to those wishing to job share. Where two candidates are equally suitable for a post, severely disabled candidates are given priority. Employment decisions are made by the Personnel Department.
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