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PhD student (f/m/x) in biology / life sciences / biomedicine

Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg, Universitätsklinikum ErlangenDepartment of Internal Medicine 3 - Rheumatology and Immunology, Research Group Bergmann / Dees - Translational Fibrosis research
Closing Date
WorkplaceErlangen, Schwabachanlage 10, Bayern, Germany
Duration3 years
Occupation rate

State-of-the-art medicine and nursing care you can rely on! - Since being
founded in 1815, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen has offered medicine of the
highest standard and incorporated the latest insights from medical research
and state-of-the-art equipment into diagnosis and therapy. More than 9400
employees from approximately 50 different occupations are needed to provide
the wide range of services offered by Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, ensuring
our patients receive the very best care around the clock.

We are an international laboratory for translational research. Our major goals are to identify novel anti-fibrotic targets, elucidate the underlying pathogenic pathways and come up with candidate therapies for clinical use.

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student (f/m/x) to work on a project focusing on Regulation of tissue memory in fibrosing disorders. The project is closely related to projects within the EULAR Center of Excellence.


We offer a broad spectrum of molecular techniques. The student’s project will comprise various in vitro and in vivo systems. The student will work with immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, qPCR, ELISA, WB, nucleofection, siRNA, reporter assay, ChIP assay, among other methods.


  • graduation at a Master’s level or equivalent by the time of application with an above-average university degree (B+ or better; 2+ or better) in biological or biomedical sciences (e.g. biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, molecular life science, molecular medicine).
  • strong interest in biomedical research
  • experience in cell culture, molecular biological techniques, and/or animal models is advantageous
  • ability to work both independently and co-operatively within an international research team
  • excellent written and spoken English

We offer

  • Interesting job in a motivated, open-minded and international team.
  • The FAU Graduate School of Life Sciences LifeFAU enables the doctoral student to participate in an interdisciplinary structured training program.
  • Careful and qualified training and support for the new challenge
  • A varied and responsible field of activity with individual development opportunities
  • Comprehensive health promotion offers
  • All benefits of the public service incl. supplementary pension plan of the Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder (VBL) (Federal and State Government Employees’ Retirement Fund).
  • Family-friendly environment and, where appropriate, places in a dormitory.
  • Crediting of work experience possible.
  • Funding for a 3-year employment is available.

Contact and Address

Applications should include (merged into one pdf file):

  • cover letter indicating relevant qualifications
  • curriculum vitae
  • transcript of records
  • certificate of university diploma / master degree
  • brief summary of practical skills/research experience
  • names of two references with contact details

Applications (in English or German) will be considered on an on-going basis until the position is filled. Please send applications electronically to Dr. Clara Dees.



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