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PhD student position is available to work on extracellular vesicles in cardiovascular biology

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Sunday, December 15, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About This PhD Project

Project Description


PhD student position is available to work on extracellular vesicles in cardiovascular biology. The position will be based in Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.

We are looking for a highly motivated person with an interest in cellular and molecular biology applied to cardiovascular disease research. The studies will include work on cell lines and handling of animals for experiments in animal model systems. Methods used in the projects include molecular biology methods, as well as cellular and immunological techniques.

The PhD student will be supervised by Dr. Xabier Osteikoetxea and work in the H-CEMM Extracellular Vesicle Research Group. This research group is part of the Department of Genetics, Cell- and Immunobiology led by Prof. Edit I. Buzás which has been investigating exosomes and other extracellular vesicles since 2006.

The PhD student's project will aim to improve our understanding of the roles of extracellular vesicles and their association with lipoproteins in cardiovascular biology. To fulfill the aims of this project the PhD student is expected to work collaboratively with the other members of the group who investigate how extracellular vesicles can be utilised for cardiovascular disease therapy as well as members of the broader department working on other extracellular vesicle research.

The following qualifications will be especially valued:

-Master degree in cell biology/genetics/immunology with studies in virology or cardiovascular disease.

-Experience in molecular biology techniques, cell culture, exosome analysis and mouse studies.

-Good knowledge of English Language, written and spoken.

Application process:

An email with a curriculum vitae and cover letter must be sent to Dr Xabier Osteikoetxea at

The process for admission to Semmelweis University doctoral school will commence after selecting the candidate PhD students.

Application deadline: December 15 2019

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