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Saturday, 24 April 2010 20:46

The University Hospital of Cologne ranks among the leading university hospitals in Germany. Our 6,800 employees, working in more than 59 highly efficient clinics, polyclinics and institutes offer optimum inpatient and outpatient care as well as professional vocational training and continuing education programmes. With some 1,300 beds, we are one of the largest hospitals in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Our international reputation is based on our outstanding record as a provider of top-flight medical care and as a leading academic institution in the fields of medical research and teaching.

The Institute of Neurophysiology at the Uniklinik Köln is seeking applications for a

PhD student (TV-L E13, 50%)

to be employed under a limited-time contract for 2 years with the possibility of extension.

Our group is a part of the Institute of Neurophysiology (Director: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hescheler) located at the University of Cologne (Germany). The Institute is part of the Medical Faculty and is traditionally involved in stem cell research. The major focus of the research at the Institute is on differentiation of embryonic stem (ES) and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into cardiac, neuronal, haemangioblastic and others organotypic cells and on their functional characterization.
Our group is engaged in the exploration of mechanisms involve in mouse and human ES and iPS cell-derived cardiomyocytes differentiation process and to characterize (structure and function) the resulting cardiomyocytes by using several techniques. Several well established ES and iPS cell lines and differentiation protocols are available. Recently, it has been shown that mechano- and electro-stimulation of stem cell in culture has strong effect on cardiac precommitment.

Your responsibilities will include:

• The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing a chronic stimulation of different cell types in culture and to study the stimulation effect of ES and iPS cell during the differentiation process.
• The candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of scientists and will gain experience in a broad range of techniques including electrophysiology, calcium imaging, immunohistochemistry, PCR and microarray.

Minimum qualifications:

• We are seeking a highly motivated, independent thinking, team- and hard-working candidate with a solid understanding and practical experience in cellular biology and physiology.
• The candidate must hold a MSc degree or equivalent and must be fluent in English. The knowledge in the field of stem cells, electrophysiology is desirable.

Your salary will be based on (TV-L E13 , 50%).

The Board of Directors of the University Hospital of Cologne places strong emphasis on gender equality and seeks to increase the proportional representation of women in this field. Thus applications from female scientists will be welcomed; suitably qualified women will be given preferential consideration unless other candidates clearly demonstrate superior qualifications.

We also welcome applications from disabled candidates, who will also be given preferential consideration over other applicants with comparable qualifications.

The position is suitable for staffing with part-time employees.

Applications with Curriculum vitae including contact detail of references and a motivation letter should be sent until 25.09.2009 to:

Filomain Nguemo, Ph.D.
Institute of Neurophysiology
Robert Koch Str. 39
50931 Cologne, Germany
Tel. 0221-478-6940
Fax 0221-478-3834
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S. Wood
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Institute of Neurophysiology
50931 Koeln

Ansprechpartner: Dr. Filomain Nguemo, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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