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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.

The Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration at the Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany) is at the earliest convenience looking for 

2 PhD positions

(E13 TV-G-U, 65%)


initially limited for two years with the option of prolongation.

The salary grade is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement (TV-G-U) applicable to Goethe University.


  • exploring the cellular heterogeneity in cardiac disease and aging by using novel single cell technologies.

  • take a lead in building up pipelines for analysing data obtained by RNA sequencing, ATAC Seq and DNA modification on single cell level and ideally assess the biological implication.

  • Planning, execution and analysis of single cell sequencing experiments on different inflammatory cell types

Formal requirements:

  • A master’s degree or equivalent in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biology/Molecular Medicine or a related field

  • expertise in bioinformatics and wet lab work. Experts in either one of the fields are also encouraged to apply and will receive in depth training to complement the expertise

  • expertise in programming languages like R or single cell sequencing data with tools like Star, Cellranger, Seurat, Scenic or Scanpy. Expertise in Python and Shell and the Unix operating systems is advantageousbasic knowledge of bioinformatics is an advantage

  • Organization and teamwork skills, flexibility, excellent communications skills

  • Very good command of English


We seek highly innovative, curious, and interactive candidates to join our interdisciplinary team headed by Prof. Dimmeler (wet lab) and Dr. John (bioinformatics part).

Our research is supported by national and international collaborative research networks that offer excellent training programs for PhD students.

Interested applicants should submit the complete application documents including a CV with names of 2 references in one pdf-document to: Prof. Dr. Stefanie Dimmeler, Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration, Goethe University Frankfurt, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, e-mail:


The Goethe University promotes equal opportunities. Applications of female candidates are specifically encouraged. Applicants with disabilities are expressly encouraged to apply and will be treated preferably in case of equal qualifications and suitability.


Please do not send any original documents via post since we are not able to return them to sender and note that we are not able to reimburse the travel costs for the interview.