Hannover Post-Doc Position Now Open
POSTDOC in Cardiopulmonary Molecular Biology
A postdoctoral research position at Hannover Medical School (HMS), Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Critical Care, is available to study the molecular mechanisms of pulmonary vascular disease and right heart failure, and related translational therapeutic interventions, including pharmacological, miR/anti-miR, synthetic modified RNA and cellular approaches (iPS cells, mesenchymal stem cells and progenitor cells).
Requirements: Candidates should be highly motivated and focused, must hold a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree in cell/molecular biology or related field, have at least 1 year of postdoctoral research experience, at least one first author publication, the willingness to teach students and technicians, and good English language skills.
Qualifications: Experience and expertise in mammalian cell culture (e.g., proliferation/apoptosis), cloning, biochemical and molecular biology techniques (including qPCR, cloning, lentiviral transduction/shRNAi in mammalian cells, siRNA, Western blotting, IP), as well as basics in rodent models is required. Experience with stem cell isolation and differentiation, iPS cells, airway drug delivery, miR profiling, isolation and culture of primary SMCs, cardiomyocytes, and/or endothelial cells, ChIP, immunohistochemistry, histological quantitative heart-lung tissue analysis, and hemodynamic measurements is desired.
Hannover Medical School has been ranked the #1 German Medical School by the German Research Foundation (DFG, equivalent to NIH) in the category “research funding per professor”, and belongs to the top 3 lung transplantation centers worldwide. Program project grants include REBIRTH (SFB) and BREATH Hannover.
We offer a team oriented environment with a structured mentoring/professional development program, a brand new research facility, and a strong connection to Hannover Biomedical Research School, the Center for Rare Diseases (ZSE), and the Fraunhofer Institute ITEM. Salary will be based on the candidate’s level of experience and is competitive with NIH level. Benefits are excellent. Hannover is centrally located between Hamburg and Berlin and combines a broad cultural and recreational program with moderate costs of living.
Start date of the above position is approx. April 2016. Applications will be considered for interview until the position is filled.
Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will receive preferential consideration. Hannover Medical School is an equal opportunity employer and encourages both female and male scientists to apply. Please submit your application materials including CV, publication list, 1/2-page personal statement (interests/research experience) and three reference letters to:
Prof. Dr. Georg Hansmann, MD, PhD, FESC, FAHA (Principal Investigator)