PhD position available – long non-coding RNA in cardiovascular research

To strengthen our team, we are offering a PhD position on long non-coding RNA in cardiovascular research. The position is available as of now, we plan a PhD project to last between 3 and 4 years.

About the institute

The Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology is part of the Medical Faculty of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), one of the leading universities of Germany. The focus of our research is the mechanism of action of non-coding RNAs in the heart and their therapeutic applicability in cardiac disease. Our team excels in the preparation as well as the targeting of specific cardiac cells in vitro and in vivo. We have a longstanding expertise in the non-coding RNA field that is documented by a number of high-profile publications.

To expand further into the analysis of long non-coding RNAs, we are looking for a motivated PhD student to join our group.

Our offer

The position is available as of now, we plan a PhD project to last between 3 and 4 years.

  • We offer thorough training in:
  • Performing a wide spectrum of molecular, cell biology-related and computational methodologies and tech-niques, such as DNA cloning, viral transduction, RNA-detection methods, flow cytometry, analysis of RNA-Seq data etc.
  • Development of new methods and experimental plans.
  • Writing and presenting your scientific work

In addition, you will:

  • Work closely with the project-leading PostDoc.
  • Join a highly motivated and international team with a high PostDoc to student ratio.
  • Operate state-of-the-art technologies and instruments, such as a 2-photon-microscope, a high content imaging system or a cell sorter.
  • Join the TUM Graduate School and benefit from educational programs etc.
  • Receive a 3-year contract with the possibility to prolong, payment according to TV-L (E13 / 65%).

Your qualifications

  • Practical experience in molecular biology, cell culture and, ideally, RNA methodologies.
  • You are a highly motivated student that takes great interest in research, is curious and excited to learn and op-timize new methods and experimental approaches.
  • You have a high degree of responsibility, are independent and enjoy working in a team.
  • Excellent command of English (written and oral).
  • M.Sc. or Diploma in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biotechnology or a related discipline.

Your application

TUM has been pursuing the strategic goal of substantially increasing the diversity of its staff. As an equal oppor-tunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages nominations of and applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.

Please send your complete application documents (cover letter, C.V., references, certificates) via email to:

Prof. Dr. Dr. Stefan Engelhardt
Institut für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie (TUM)

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