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PhD student position "Phosphorylation- and redoxmediated signaling mechanisms in the failing heart"

University Medical Center Göttingen. Göttingen, 12.04.2017

Universitätsmedizin Göttingen
The International Research Training Group 1816 "Phosphorylation- and redoxmediated signaling mechanisms in the failing heart" currently offers a
PhD student position
Applicants should hold a Diploma, Master’s, or a Medical degree.

Prospective 3-year Ph.D. project , part-time (65 %) | salary according to TV-L
The University Medical Center Göttingen is a tertiary care center and offers great development potential. Its 7,400 employees work in over 65 departments and facilities to provide top-quality patient care, excellent research and modern teaching. Göttingen, “City of Science”, lies near the center of Germany, the University Medical Center Göttingen is embedded in the city’s attractive network of scientific research facilities.

The prospective 3-year Ph.D. project "Redox regulation of ryanodine receptor/Ca2+ release channels by Nox enzymes in hypertrophy and heart failure” aims to investigate molecular redox mechanisms, which contribute to cellular calcium regulation, mitochondrial dysfunction, cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure. State-of-the-art approaches using rapid calcium-sensitive dye imaging, FRET, epifluorescence, and confocal microscopy are combined with patch-clamp electrophysiology. Previously established murine pathology and biosensor models will be applied to study cellular and complementary biochemical processes.

Students will conduct a part of their project in the partnering laboratory in London and may obtain a joint doctoral degree from both institutions (eligibility criteria apply).

Applicants should hold a Diploma, Master’s, or a Medical degree. If you are interested, please send your application including a motivation letter and at least two referee suggestions in one PDF-file to: For details please refer to the website ( and/or contact the administrative project coordinator (

The IRTG1816 is a collaborative research school funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and coordinated at the University Medical Center Göttingen. The Training Group offers a rich research environment, a comprehensive curriculum, international faculty supervision, and a large mentoring network. For further information about the graduate program and the research project (no. 2) please refer to:

Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

We look forward to receiving your application by May 24th, 2017:

University Medical Center Göttingen
Clinic for Cardiology and Pneumology
Prof. Dr. Stephan E. Lehnart
Group Leader Research Unit for Cellular Biophysics and Translational Cardiology
Heart Research Center Goettingen
Deutsches Zentrum für Herzkreislaufforschung (DZHK), Standort Göttingen,
37099 Göttingen

Tel.: 0551/39-63630

Contact person:
Prof. Dr. Stephan E. Lehnart,
Dr. Jörg Wegener

Please send your application only via
e-mail as a PDF-file.

Bewerbungsschluss: 24.05.2017