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Predoctoral Fellow / PhD-Student (f/m/x)

The Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Clinic for Visceral-, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery (Head: Prof. Dr. med. Christian Reeps) at the Universitätsklinikum Dresden, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany is seeking a

Predoctoral Fellow/PhD-Student (f/m/x)

The Part-Time position is now available. This is a three-year position.

The research of the group focuses on vascular diseases with special attention to the development, progression and rupture of human abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). Within this project, the PhD candidate will investigate the role of the Nrf2/Keap1/Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) system in progression and rupture of AAA. Tissue and primary vascular cells obtained from patients with AAA and mouse models should be analyzed. We aim to investigate whether an activation of the Nrf2/Keap1/Heme oxygenase 1 system provides a novel target for slowing the progression of AAA and reducing rupture rates. The work includes standard animal studies, molecular biology, cell culture techniques, life cell imaging, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence and gene knockout strategies. An experienced senior scientist supervises the project on a daily basis.

Your Profile:

  • Applicants hold a degree (Master, Diploma) or equivalent in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, molecular medicine, food chemistry, nutritional science or a related field
  • strong interest in cardiovascular diseases
  • Applicants are expected to have a background in molecular biology and cell culture techniques
  • solid knowledge of written and spoken English is necessary
  • Ability to work independently, but also as part of a team and in collaboration with physicians in the clinic is essential

We offer:

  • Working in close collaboration with the clinic and the surgical theatre
  • strong translational potential in the field of biomedicine
  • Arrangement of flexible working hours to find a balance between work and family life
  • using internal prevention program including courses and fitness in our Carus Vital health centre
  • taking part in educational programs for PhD students
  • close connection to cardiovascular and cancer research groups at the Dresden campus

Severely disabled persons are expressly invited to apply.

We kindly ask you to apply preferably online in order to make the personnel selection process faster and more effective. Of course, we will also process your written applications (with a stamped envelope) without any disadvantages for you.

We look forward to receiving your application documents, which you should send us online with Registration Number VTG0920145 until July, 31st 2020. For further Information please contact Dr. Anja Hofmann by telephone 0351-458-16607 or via E-Mail: