PhD student (f/m/d) | Endothelial, cardiac and smooth muscle biology

Young Researchers Bad Nauheim
Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics Immunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine Physiology

Job Code: Ref. Nr. 2021_18

Job Offer from October 20, 2021

The Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim (near Frankfurt am Main) is offering the following positions as of December 1st, 2021 PhD student (f/m/d) in the field of endothelial, cardiac and smooth muscle biology (Ref. Nr. 2021_18)

Job description

We seek enthusiastic, highly motivated people to join our international research group working on G-protein-mediated signaling in the cardiovascular system. The group focusses on the mechanisms regulating cardiovascular remodeling processes, with a special focus on endothelial inflammatory activation, smooth muscle differentiation, and cardiomyocyte hypertrophy. The current project involves the characterization of conditional mouse mutants in different models of vascular and cardiac disease, including their functional, histological, transcriptional, and protein biochemical analysis. Experience with animal models of cardiovascular diseases, especially surgical models, is appreciated. Salaries will be based on previous experience according to TVöD guidelines.

About the employer

The Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim is an interdisciplinary research institution with international flair. Our researchers have the opportunity to work on various model systems by making use of latest cutting edge technologies.

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the share of women in areas in which they are underrepresented. Women are strongly invited to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

Your application

Applicants should submit a statement of interest, a full CV including certificates, and names and addresses of two references via our applicant portal.

Informal inquiries are welcome and should be sent to

Further information about the Wettschureck research lab.


Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research
Prof. Dr. Nina Wettschureck
Ludwigstraße 43
61231 Bad Nauheim

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