Doctoral Fellows to study the role of natriuretic peptides (NPs) and cyclic GMP (Germany) ~

5 de febrero de 2014

Doctoral Fellows to study the role of natriuretic peptides (NPs) and cyclic GMP (Germany)

The Institute of Physiology (Chair Prof. Dr. Michaela Kuhn), associated with the Medical Faculty of the University of Würzburg, requests applications for two

Doctoral Fellows (E 13/65%)
to study the role of natriuretic peptides (NPs) and cyclic GMP
in type 1 diabetes and in pulmonary hypertension

We are seeking exceptional and highly motivated candidates in the field of cardiovascular medicine, physiology, endocrinology and signal transduction to develop two new projects financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Project 1 will characterize protective actions of NPs in insulin-secreting pancreatic beta cells and will be developed in close collaboration with experts in the field of diabetes and metabolism, working at the University of Tübingen. Project 2, a close collaboration with the German Lung Center (DZL) at University Gießen, focuses on endothelial specific actions of NPs and their role in the pulmonary circulation.

The successful candidates should have experience and enthusiasm for cardiovascular biology or endocrinology, the study of small arteries and/or animal models of cardiovascular disease.

The Institute of Physiology is equipped with modern techniques from integrative physiology of genetic mouse models to analyses of single cells. It participates in the collaborative research center DFG Sonderforschungsbereich 688 ( and the comprehensive heart failure center (

The University of Würzburg is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favoured.

Applicants please send CV, list of publications and contact coordinates of one reference to: Prof. Michaela Kuhn, Physiologisches Institut I, Universität Würzburg, Röntgenring 9, D-97070 Würzburg, Germany. Tel: (00)49 931 31 82721. E-mail: Closing date for applications is March 30th, 2014.

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