PhD student position at Hannover Medical School, Department of Internal Medicine (Germany) ~

22 de noviembre de 2014

PhD student position at Hannover Medical School, Department of Internal Medicine (Germany)

We are working on pathways that modulate atherosclerotic inflammation in patients with kidney disease. Impaired kidney function is common and markedly elevates risk of cardiovascular death.
Leukocyte, specifically macrophage, behavior, in atherosclerosis and renal disease are altered in several regards (Ge et al., Circulation Research 2013, PMID: 23908345). We currently investigate the mechanisms how uremic toxins alter vascular inflammation with funding from DFG and Else-Kroener Fresenius-Stiftung. The new PhD project will employ animal experiments (organ preparation and analysis by histology including microscopy and multi-color flow cytometry) and complimentary work with human leukocytes and tissue samples to address macrophage function in uremia.
Recent related publications:
Ge et al., Circulation Research 2013, PlosOne 2014, von Vietinghoff et al, JACC 2011

Your profile:
You hold a medical or veterinary degree or Master’s Degree/Diploma in biology, biochemistry, pharmacy, or a related field of the life sciences, and are highly motivated to work responsibly in a translational project involving both clinicians and basic scientists. Animal work is a central part of the project, a completed FELASA certification is preferred but not required at start. Previous experience with immunologic techniques such as confocal microscopy and flow cytometry is very welcome.

Planned starting date: February 2015
Initial contract for 2 years with possible extension (Probation period: 6 months)
Salary: TVöD E13 (65%)

Please send your application as a single PDF file including: CV, publication list together with a short sketch of your research interests and the names of two academic referees to until Nov. 30 2014.

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