The Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt is one of the largest universities in Germany with about 48,000 students and around 5,000 employees. Founded in 1914 by Frankfurt citizens and since 2008 back in the legal form of a foundation, the Goethe University has a high degree of autonomy, modernity and professional diversity. As a full-service university, the Goethe University Frankfurt offers more than 100 study programs on five campuses in a total of 16 faculties and at the same time has outstanding research strength.

Applications are invited for one

post-doctoral fellow position


(E13 TV-G-U, 100%)

available at the Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration at the Goethe-University of Frankfurt (Germany).

The contract is initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of an extension.

Salary scale to be determined based on previous work experience, following the collective agreement applicable to the Goethe University.


  • Participation in the project „Mechanisms of Transcriptional Control in Cardiovascular Diseases“.

  • Conducting experiments in the field of cell biology, molecular biology and physiology using animal models or cell culture techniques

  • Publication of scientific publications

General requirements:

  • A doctoral degree in molecular or cellular biology, biochemistry or a related field.

  • German communication skills are not a prerequisite, but are considered an advantage.

  • Very good knowledge of English

  • Very good IT knowledge

  • Organizational and team skills, flexibility, open-mindedness, communication skills

  • Independent working method but also team-oriented work

  • Strong analytical skills and a creative, solution-oriented mindset are required.

Technical skills:

  • In addition to experience in basic laboratory techniques, the successful candidate should have experience in mouse models (Cre / loxP technology for conditional gene ablation), cell culture, flow cytometry, imaging and cloning.

  • Any candidate with previous knowledge in basic cardiological research will be preferred.

We offer very good training opportunities, a varied, creative research environment and state-of-the-art equipment.

Please send your application exclusively in English with the usual documents consisting of CV, letter of motivation and two references to Dr. Nuno Camboa, Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration, Center for Molecular Medicine, House 25B, Goethe University Frankfurt, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, email:

Please do not submit any originals as the application documents cannot be returned. Travel and application costs cannot be reimbursed.

The University advocates equal rights for women and men and therefore strongly encourages women to apply. People with disabilities are given priority if they have the same qualifications.

Prospective start date: 1 February 2020