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Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m) Molecular Biology

University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein / University of Lübeck. Lübeck, 28.07.2017

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Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f) Molecular Biology

Institute for Cardiogenetics, University of Lübeck
The University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe with more than 80 clinics and institutes. It offers outstanding medical treatment and excellence in research and education with nearly 12,500 employees, 2,600 patient beds and more than 100,000 hospitalized patients, 240,000 outpatient cases and in excess of 3,000 births a year. We provide top research at the interface of medicine, science and technology and maintain research co-operations with universities all over the world.
We are seeking competent support to strengthen our team in Lübeck, starting as soon as possible. The position will be based at the Institute for Cardiogenetics/ICG (head: Prof. Dr. Jeanette Erdmann; see www.cardiogenetics-luebeck.de) at the University of Lübeck.
You will apply your molecular genetics/molecular biology skills to understand the role of genes identified in recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the number one killer in Western societies. Joining our multidisciplinary team consisting of molecular biologists, geneticists and computational scientists, you will contribute to a project which aims to further understand the role of CVD risk variants and to unravel the underlying pathomechanisms relevant for CVD. You will use cutting-edge technology, including induced human pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, and mice or zebrafi sh models.

What you can expect:

  • Plan and conduct research experiments
  • Analyze and interpret the findings of your research
  • Help generate original ideas based on research outcomes
  • Conduct literature and database searches and integrate the results into your own research goals
  • Contribute to the preparation of research reports and publications
  • Present research progress and outcomes to colleagues
  • Actively participate in group meetings
  • Liaise with colleagues and develop both internal and external collaborations

What we expect:

  • An MSc and a doctoral degree in molecular biology or a related discipline
  • Practical experience in human cell culture techniques and in the application of a range of molecular biology methods
  • Excellent organizational and record-keeping abilities
  • Strong communication skills in English and German along with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team

What we offer:

This is a fixed-term position funded by the DZHK (www.dzhk.de) for two years. Weekly working time is 100% of a full-time position (currently 38.50 hours per week). Working part-time is possible. Salary will be, depending on qualifications, according to the German salary scale 13 TV-L.
We support you in balancing your work and personal life, and we also consider your future, offering childcare arrangements - with holiday childcare for school children and "backup" childcare for kindergarten children - as well as fitness programs at special company rates, company and university sports activities, internal development opportunities with further education and training and a company pension scheme.
The University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers committed to tolerance, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from both men and women alike. People with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.

Does that sound interesting?

For more details on the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Jeanette Erdmann, Institute for Cardiogenetics, University of Lübeck, via phone at +49 (0)451 3101 8300 or via email at jeanette.erdmann@uni-luebeck.de. Questions on administrative aspects can be addressed to Bea Roßteutscher via email: karriere@uksh.de. More information on the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein can be obtained online at www.uksh.de/karriere
We are looking forward to your application. Please submit your application until 25.08.2017, indicating your earliest possible starting date as well as the reference number 20170600, via our online portal: www.uksh.de/Bewerbung.html?nr=20170600
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