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We are currently looking for a PhD student (m/f/d) starting May 1st 2021:

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

PhD Student (m/f/d)

(E13 TV-G-U, 65%)

available at the Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration at the Goethe-University of Frankfurt (Germany). Start date is May 1st, 2021. The contract is initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of an extension. The salary grade is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement (TV-G-U) applicable to the Goethe-University.



  • Analysis of cellular heterogeneity in different tissues with focus on inflammatory changes in cardiovascular disease with emphasis on ischemic heart failure, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and clonal hematopoiesis
  • Establishment and planning of sorting strategies for different cell types in blood, bone marrow and the heart
  • Planning, execution and analysis of single cell sequencing experiments on different inflammatory cell types
  • Testing of new therapeutic approaches in experimental disease models in mice
  • Establishing and further development of disease models with focus on modelling clonal hematopoiesis in mouse and xenograft models
  • Publication of scientific publications
  • Participate in scientific conferences

Formal requirements:

  • A master’s degree in molecular or cellular biology, molecular biology, medical biology, biochemistry or a related field
  • Great interest in biomedical research, cardiovascular physiology, cell and molecular biology
  • very good IT skills
  • basic knowledge of bioinformatics is an advantage
  • Skills in immunology and experience with flow cytometry are an advantage, but not mandatory
  • Organization and teamwork skills, flexibility, excellent communications skills
  • Very good command of English

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.

Interested applicants should send an application letter including curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a list of main publications and names of 2 references to (please in one pdf-document!): Dr. Sebastian Cremer, Institute for Cardiovascular Regeneration, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany. E-mail:

Please do not send any original documents via post since we are not able to return them to sender. Travel and application costs are not being reimbursed.