April, 2019

PhD candidate or postdoctoral researcher, FHML/School for Cardiovascular Diseases/CARIM, Internal Medicine, T. van Sloten

Cerebral microvascular pathology, cognitive decline and dementia

The candidate will focus on cerebral microvascular pathology. He/she will investigate the contribution of various risk factors to the development of cerebral microvascular pathology, investigate whether microvascular pathology is associated with other biological substrates of dementia, including brain atrophy and altered brain connectivity, and investigate the role of microvascular pathology in the development of cognitive decline and dementia. Responsibilities of the selected candidate will include database handling, data analysis, writing and publishing manuscripts, and reporting results at local meetings and at (inter-) national conferences.


Link to academic transfer





April 15, 2019

Imperial College London, Lecturer in Cardovascular Pathophysiology and Therapeutics

(No​n-clinical), working with Prof Costanza Emanueli

Research Dept: Cardovascular Pathophysiology and Therapeutics - Lecturer

Are you a basic and translational scientist with expertise and interest in cardiovascular disease and therapeutics? Would you like to develop new therapeutics and an independent portfolio of externally funded research?

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly successful group, which benefits from many national and international scientific collaborations. British Heart Foundation Professor Costanza Emanueli has recently transferred her group from the University of Bristol to Imperial College and is recruiting a lecturer to complete a truly exceptional and ambitious team aiming towards maximum research output (high quality publications and major research grants), excellence in postgraduate teaching and a wider society impact (translational research, commercialization, charitable work).




April 11, 2019

Imperial College London, Hammersmith Campus, Department of Medicine

Research Dept: Medicine - Research Associate

We are looking for an enthusiastic vascular Research Associate with a strong interest in patient- and disease-specific organ/tissue-models. This 3-year post is funded by the British Heart Foundation to investigate the role of Arf signaling in organ-on-a-chip model of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).



April 9, 2019

LONDON's Global University, UCL Department Queen Square Institute of Neurology

Research Dept: Neuromuscular Diseases - Research Fellow

The post-doctoral research assistant position is a 3 year-post (with additional funding for up to 5 years) at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, London, UK to investigate the role of phospholipids and cardiolipin in mitochondrial biology. A link to the advert and a job description is attached.



March 1, 2019

The Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research (IMCAR), Medical Faculty of RWTH Aachen University is seeking a

Postdoctoral Fellow (m/w/d) in Immune-Lipid crosstalk

The position is a full-time position (38,5 h/w) and is initially funded until 31st December 2021 with the option of extension. The salary corresponds to level 13 TV-L.

It has been recently shown that chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), although the precise underlying mechanisms remain elusive.

Candidates will perform research to explore the contribution of a novel mechanism of immune-lipid crosstalk, which might explain at least partly the observed increased CVD risk in CKD-patients. Hereby, the focus will be to investigate the interference of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) and other lipids with the chemokine-receptor signaling and its functional consequences.

Candidates will be working with a wide variety of both in-vitro and in-vivo (mouse) models. The working language of the group is English.

The candidate should hold a PhD in Biology or Biomedical Sciences.

Interested candidates should send a brief motivation letter, CV and the names of two references (code-no: XXXXX by 30th March 2019) to evandervorst@ukaachen.de.

The RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.


February, 11 2019

Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM), Padua

A three-year postdoctoral fellowship in the lab of Dr. Luca Scorrano at the Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM), Padua

A 3-year postdoctoral fellowship is available from October 1st, 2019 in the lab of Dr. Luca Scorrano at VIMM (www.vimm.it) to study the role of the mitochondria-shaping protein Opa1 in cancer.

The Scorrano lab works on mitochondrial dynamics & interorganellar contact sites, from their basic tenets (e.g. Frezza et al., Cell 2006; Cipolat et al, Cell 2006; Cereghetti et al, PNAS 2008; deBrito&Scorrano, Nature 2008; Gomes et al., Nat Cell Biol 2011; Cogliati et al., Cell 2013; Naon et al., PNAS 2016; Quintana Cabrera et al., Nat. Commun 2018) to their role in disease (e.g. Costa et al., EMBO Mol. Med 2010; Cerqua et al., EMBO Rep 2010; Kasahara et al., Science 2013; Varanita et al, Cell Metab 2015; Pernas et al., Cell Metab 2018).

The successful candidate will be part on an ongoing effort to identify and target features caused by Opa1 overexpression in cancer. The recruited postdoc will use unbiased approaches (RNAseq, proteomics, metabolomics) and screenings to elucidate Opa1 oncogenic signatures in cellular cancer models. In parallel, s/he will use already generated mouse models to understand if and how certain cancers are addicted to Opa1.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual, with outstanding training in molecular and cell biology and biochemistry to join an established, multicultural group of 15 talented colleagues coming from 3 different continents, tackling various basic aspects of mitochondrial dynamics and of interorganellar contact sites. Experience with in vivo cancer models would be considered a plus. We require at least one major first-author original research publication, the ability to drive discovery by working independently, interacting with colleagues with different backgrounds and establishing the relevant collaborations.

We offer state-of-the-art labs and facilities, a thriving environment, an exciting research project and multiple occasions of interaction with world leaders in the fields of mitochondrial pathophysiology for which Padua is known as an international hub. We foster professional growth of postdoctoral associates: out of 19 past fellows, 10 secured independent PI positions in Europe, North America, Japan; other 5 successfully moved to Industry. Padua is a beautiful city with a thriving cultural scene, close to the seaside, Venice and the Dolomites. Salary will follow the U. of Padua postdoctoral fellow salary scale (net: 1500-1800€/month if<4y postdoc experience; 1800-2100 if>4y).

Interested candidates shall email Luca Scorrano (luca.scorrano@unipd.it) a cover letter, a CV, and names and emails of two references. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a two-day on-site interview.


October 3, 2018

Amsterdam UMC, Academic Medical Center, dept Medical Biochemistry

Research Group Leader, senior postdoc

The department of Medical Biochemistry of Academic University Medical Centers of the University of Amsterdam (AMC) is seeking to add a new research group leader. We are looking for excellent candidates who will establish an independent and extramurally funded research program that fits within the research themes of the department. In particular, experts in protein bioscience are of interest to us. The recruited group leader will be offered a tenure track or permanent faculty position depending on career stage.
The department of Medical Biochemistry, at the AMC of the University of Amsterdam has an excellent track record in cardiovascular and metabolic research and offers an outstanding scientific and stimulating international research environment. Within the AMC a unique combination of clinic, clinical research and basic research is brought together resulting in an optimal environment to translate knowledge from bench to bedside. The research groups of the department are headed by Principle Investigators, who focus on the following themes: Nuclear receptor signaling, (vascular) inflammation and immunity, epigenetics and the ubiquitin system in disease. Information on these themes can be found on the department’s website.

The AMC has a series of core facilities for genomics, imaging, flow cytometry, and animal facilities, each providing state-of-the-art equipment and knowledge.
Organization : Amsterdam UMC, Academic Medical Center (AMC)
Application : Send CV and short summary of your proposed line of research
(500 words max) to a.vandewoestijne@amc.nl

For questions and additional information regarding the organization, department, and the position please contact prof Carlie JM de Vries, c.j.devries@amc.nl, +31 20 566 5159.



July 2018

Two Reseaerchers FHML/School for Cardiovascular Diseases/CARIM - Department Physiology

Research project: "Cultured Meat"

Vacancy 1 "Adipose tissue"

Link tot academic transfer

For the project “Cultured Meat”, we are expanding our team with a postdoctoral fellow versed in adipogenesis or adipose tissue engineering. The project aims to create fat tissue of sufficient maturity to serve as substrate for consumable meat. Full time for 1 year with possible extension to 3 years.


Vacancy 2 "muscle cell biology"

For the project “Cultured Meat”, we are expanding our team with a postdoctoral fellow versed in skeletal muscle cell biology. The project aims to create muscle organoids of sufficient maturity to serve as substrate for consumable meat. Full time for 1 year with possible extension to 3 years.

Link to academic transfer


August 3, 2018

Postdoctoral position: To study the role of chemokine receptor of Ccr8 in Cardiovascular Disease
at the LMU in Munich, Germany

A Postdoc position is available to study the role of chemokine receptor Ccr8 in chronic inflammation. Using atherosclerosis as a disease model for chronic inflammation, the project will interrogate the cell-specific and systemic effects of Ccr8 in atherogenesis and atheroprogression in mouse models of atherosclerosis as well as its role as an alternative receptor for Ccl17.

This postdoc position is part of the SFB 1123 http://www.sfb1123.med.uni-muenchen.de/index.html and therefore offers excellent scientific collaborations.

Eligible candidates should have experience with mouse models, immunological and molecular biological techniques, a strong motivation and team spirit. Solid English skills written and spoken are mandatory. The successful candidate should hold an PhD degree in biological sciences or related fields and have experience with basic methods of molecular and cellular biology. The Postdoc will work at the institute for cardiovascular prevention (IPEK) at the LMU in Munich, Germany (http://www.klinikum.uni-muenchen.de/Institut-fuer-Prophylaxe-und-Epidemiologie-der-Kreislaufkrankheiten/de/0600-Institute/index.html).

The applicant will work in a group of experienced staff, PhD students, postdocs and technicians with excellent infrastructure. Interested candidates should submit their electronic application (including motivation letter, CV, publication list and references) to:

Yvonne Döring (ydoering@med.lmu.de)

Emiel van der Vorst (Emiel.Van_der_Vorst@med.uni-muenchen.de)

Christian Weber (chweber@med.lmu.de)

Applications from severely handicapped persons with basically similar qualification will be given priority. Salary will be according to TV-L 13; the position is funded for 3-4 years.




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