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Post-Doctoral Researcher – Metabolomics and Gene Targeting in Nephrology


Post-Doctoral Researcher – Metabolomics and Gene Targeting in Nephrology

Full-time position: 38,5 hours| Fixed-term contract | Location: Hamburg- Eppendorf Center for Internal Medicine - III. Department of Medicine, Nephrology

At the UKE, we are convinced that successful and fulfilling work should be harmonised with the personal needs and individual life plans of all employees. Together we can make this possible.

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What to expect

The III. Department of Medicine and the Hamburg Center for Kidney Health (www.hckh.org) at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf is dedicated to the care of patients and to experimental and clinical kidney research with a number of internationally leading research programs. You will be an integral part of a highly motivated and interdisciplinary team of scientists, students and clinicians aiming to identify mechanisms and new treatment options for various human kidney diseases.

We are looking for a highly motivated, curious and enthusiastic post-doc with experience in gene targeting technologies to join our lively and dedicated team. In particular, you will work on the development and establishment of protocols for targeted gene modification using adeno-associated viruses (AAV) and thus be significantly involved in the development of new and innovative therapy options for various kidney diseases. Particular focus will be on targeting metabolic kidney diseases, therefore knowledge in cell metabolism and metabolomics will be required. The position offers the applicant a unique opportunity to work on important medical issues in a community of interactive research labs, bioinformatics experts and a variety of methodological resources.

We offer a full-time position as scientific employee in the field of basic medical research at the UKE with the start at 01.01.2023. The position is third-party funded and the initial contract will be initially for 3 years with the possibility of further

What we look forward to

  • PhD in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or a related field
  • Extensive experience in molecular biology and experience in AAV-mediated gene targeting
  • Profound knowledge of metabolomics technologies and methods is an advantage
  • Write research and review papers, and contribute to the peer-review process and grant writing
  • Highly motivated, team-oriented and enthusiastic with a strong scientific background
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a group as well as individually
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external collaborators
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

What we can offer

● Regular pay according to TVöD/VKA; attractive company pension plan and various employee discounts

● 30 days of vacation; possibility of special leave

  • Central location in Europe in the lively and international metropole city of Hamburg
  • Sustainable travel: subsidies for the HVV-ProfiTicket and Dr. Bike bicycle service; option to lease a service bike
  • Crisis-proof workplace, meaningful activity, appreciative interaction and open exchange of knowledge within the team; structured induction training
  • Opportunity to actively shape and develop the working environment within the framework of our employee program (UKE INside).
  • Family-friendly working environment: cooperation on childcare, free vacation care, advice for employees with relatives in need of care
  • Excellent health, prevention and sports offers
  • Healthy and varied lunch break: In addition to our canteen, there is a rich selection of culinary offerings just a few steps away, for example the "Health Kitchen" cafés and bistros, as well as other snack bars, bakers, a supermarket, etc.

The UKE

We are the UKE - and we stand for excellent competence in the areas of research, teaching and comprehensive health care in our clinics. Every day our 14.400 employees strive to make the world a little healthier by their contribution.

It is our aim to be one of the leading University Medical Centers and, at the same time, the best employer in our industry. At the UKE, we are convinced that successful and fulfilling work should be harmonised with the personal needs and individual life plans of all employees. And as different as these are, as diverse is our range of individual solutions.

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Hamburg and its UKE. As one of the largest employers in the Hanseatic city, we stand for excellent competence in the areas of research, teaching and comprehensive health care in our clinics. Every day our 14.100 employees strive to make the world a little healthier by their contribution.

With more than 140 different job profiles – in nursing, the various healthcare professions, in medical and medical-technical services or therapeutic and educational professions as well as in research and teaching up to a career in administration or in the technology and service area – we are the ideal place for everyone who wants to keep getting better with us.

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Contact

Contact: Application to Prof. Dr. Tobias B. Huber, Chair of the Center of Internal Medicine, Director of the III. Department of Medicine and Head of the Hamburg Center for Kidney Health via PD Dr. Maja Lindenmeyer m.lindenmeyer@uke.de or Dr. Nicola Wanner n.wanner@uke.de

Please note that your application can only be considered if you are fully immunised against the SARS-CoV-2 virus (at the latest at the start of engagement), supported by valid official vaccination certificate(s). Please submit these with your application.

We look forward to receiving your complete application by 12.12.2022 stating reference code WS22881_engl.

Please apply via BEWERBUNG@UKE.DE

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