The main focus of the Division of Nephrology of the Department of Internal Medicine III is the diagnosis and treatment of renal diseases and hypertension. Nephrology is a division with a lot of research possibilities with national and international collaborations and includes a wide variety of basic and patient-based clinical research. Hereby, we aim to offer medical treatments to our patients which is always based on the latest evidence and to develop innovative therapies by our clinical and translational studies.
To strengthen our research group we are looking for a
Predoctoral Fellow/PhD student (f/m).
The position is immediately available. The contract is planned for up to 36 months but will start with a one year contract.
Our group focuses on the regenerative mechanisms in the kidney with respect to molecular and cellular interactions of resident and extrinsic cell types. By creating a triple transgenic mouse model, we have recently identified renin-positive cells as one important precursor cell type for glomerular regeneration after injury. Future studies will in particular focus on the role of the immune system and the resident kidney perivascular pericytes (known also as MSCs) in the regulation of this renal precursor cell niche as well as on the creation of renal organoids from iPS cells.
We offer a broad spectrum of methods in molecular and cell biology including in vivo gene transfer methods, intravital imaging, FACS and generation of transgenic mice. A large set of rat and mouse models for kidney research including experimental kidney transplantation is available. We offer an interesting research field with an excellent basic research scientific campus including the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), the Medical Faculty, the BIOTEC and the Max-Planck Institute for Cell Biology and Genetics in close neighbourhood to the historic city of Dresden.
The successful candidate should incorporate into ongoing projects on the identification and characterization of stem and progenitor cell niches participating in the regeneration of the kidney.
We are looking for highly motivated applicants pursueing a PhD thesis with translational potential in experimental nephrology/regenerative mechanisms. A detailed CV (with publications if available), cover letter and the names of two references should be provided.
We offer you:
- Employment in the leading research, academic teaching and health care connected with a highly specialized working environment
- Realization of own ideas and employment in an innovative interdisciplinary team
- Flexible working hours possible for the realization of the combination of family and job
- Childcare by partnerships with nurseries near the University Hospital
- Use of company prevention offers, courses and fitness in our health center Carus Vital
- Company pension plan for the time after the active employment
- Vocational training and professional development with individual planning of your career
Severely disabled persons are explicitly encouraged to apply.
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.
We look forward to receiving your application, until March 17, 2017, online with Registration number MK30917660. For further Information please contact Susanne Dollfus +49-351-458-4233 or by Mail email@example.com