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  PhD position in Cardiovascular - Renal Research within a Collaborative Research Center


   Institute of Anatomy

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  Dr Franziska Theilig, Dr Makhabbat Saudenova  No more applications being accepted  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

The Institute of Anatomy at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany, invites applications for

Research Assistant (PhD position in Cardiovascular - Renal Research within a CRC)

Positions starts October 1. 2021, running for three to five years. The regular weekly working hours amount to 50% of a full time position. The salary will be according to the German TV-L 13 pay scale.

The Institute of Anatomy at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel is a dynamic institute with international and interactive groups and with access to world-class facilities. The research group of Prof. Dr. Franziska Theilig (Cardiovascular and Renal research) is working on the development of hypertension and edema formation in various diseases such as nephrotic syndrome or preeclampsia. Furthermore, our group has the aim to identify signaling network regulating metabolic processes involved in diabetic nephropathy.  The working languages are German, English and French. The research is performed in a collaborative network with leading labs in Kiel, other labs in Germany, and abroad. Moreover, Kiel is a beautiful city located at the Baltic Sea offering excellent opportunities for cultural and outdoor activities.

We are seeking outstanding and highly motivated candidates for a PhD position within the lab group participating in the CRC-funded project within the collaborative research center “protein cleavage for regulation” at the Institute of Anatomy at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany. The proposed project:

Mechanisms of volume regulation in edema-forming diseases, such as nephrotic     syndrome, preeclampsia or chronic heart insufficiency.

 Generated transgenic mouse models are already available in our animal facility. Techniques include animal experiments, physiological and morphological analysis including high resolution STED microscopy of newly generated conditional knockout mice models combined with in vitro experimental approaches; cell biology, biochemical methods, molecular biology, and various techniques in morphology using renal tissues. Additionally, cells culture experiments will be included. Experience with mouse work and cell culture is an advantage. 

We offer you:

- Working in a state-of-the-art research facility in a collaborative, international environment

- Implementing your own ideas while working with an innovative Team

- Interactions with global scientific leaders through our seminar programs

Applicant Profile:

Candidates with either a Master or Diploma in Medical Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology or a closely related field may apply. Previous experience with basic biochemical and molecular biology techniques as well as a sound understanding of mammalian cell culture and animal experiments and fluency in written as well as spoken English and excellent communication skills is appreciated.

The application deadline is 15.09.2021.

Send applications including a CV, a statement of research interests, transcripts Master and Bachelor studies, and contact details for 2 or more reference letters by e-mail to Prof. Franziska Theilig ([Email Address Removed]).  

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