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PhD-Student (f/m/x)

The Institute of Physiology of the TU Dresden represents the subject of human physiology in research and teaching at the Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus. In teaching, the institute educates students of medicine, dentistry and midwifery in human physiology. In research, the groups of the institute focus on the fields of metabolism and cardio-vascular physiology, their interaction and the associated diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and organ damage through vascular dysfunction. Our goal is to understand the physiology of these crucial systems at the cellular, tissue, organ and systemic level, to uncover mechanisms that lead to related diseases and to develop new therapeutic approaches.

Starting at the next possible Point of start we are looking for a highly motivated

PhD-Student (f/m/x) 

This part-time-Postition is limited for 36 months.

The proposed project aims is to provide insight into the phenotype and role of a understudied group of individually located beta cells in glucose homeostasis and diabetes. For the study you will be working with animal models and human tissue samples in combination with complex live cell imaging, biochemical, histological and cell physiological approaches. Furthermore, you will be performing isolation and transplantation of islets, slicing of tissue and process and analyze microscope images and evaluate hormone secretion in perifusion experiments. As a member of our institute, you will be part of an innovative and interdisciplinary team with strong local, national and international interactions and collaborations.

Your Profile:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Physiology, Cell Biology, Biomedicine, or any related fields in biological and medical sciences
  • Ideally expertise in the work with animal models, cell biology and/or physiology
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently and goal-oriented
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language

We offer:

  • Work in a crucial area or medical research, with a strong translational focus and within a highly specialized working environment
  • Becoming part of an innovative interdisciplinary team with strong local, national and international interactions and collaborations
  • A position according to the TV-L conditions
  • PhD students will be part of a structured PhD program to ensure optimal supervision and advanced education.

Disabled persons with equal qualification will be preferred.    

We kindly ask you to apply preferably via our online form to make the selection process faster and more effective. Of course, we also consider your written application without any disadvantages. Applications should be assembled as one pdf file. The file should include: letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, copies of academic degrees and transcripts of records, contact information for at least two letters of recommendation.

We look forward to receiving your application, until June,15th 2023 online with registration number PHY0923638. For further information, please contact Prof. Stephan Speier by telephone 0351-458-6030 or by E-Mail: