Research fellowship in Pancreatic β-cell Biology and Regeneration, Germany

Publish Date: Jul 04, 2016

Deadline: Jul 19, 2016

About the university

The Technische Universität Dresden is a German elite university, the largest institute of higher education in the city of Dresden, the largest university in Saxony and one of the 10 largest universities in Germany with 37,134 students as of 2013.

It is one of the oldest colleges of technology in Germany, and one of the country’s oldest universities, which in German today refers to institutes of higher education which cover the entire curriculum. The university is member of TU9, a consortium of the nine leading German Institutes of Technology. The university is one of the eleven German universities which succeeded in the Excellence Initiative in 2012, thus getting the title of a "University of Excellence". 

About the research fellowship

At the DFG-Center for Regenerative Therapies the junior research group Pancreatic β-cell Biology and Regeneration (Dr. Nikolay Ninov) is looking for a highly motivated and talented research fellow (Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L). 

The position is available starting as soon as possible and entails 65% of the fulltime weekly hours. We offer a contract for initially 18 months with the possibility of extension. The period of employment is governed by § 2 Fixed Term Research Contract Act (WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification (e.g. PhD).
The research interests of our group “Pancreatic β-cell Biology and Regeneration” focus on applying drug-screens, molecular biology and imaging techniques, in order to study the development and regeneration of the insulin-secreting beta-cells in the pancreas. We are using the zebrafish as a model organism.

Position and Requirements:

The position we offer is part of a project in which we aim to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying beta-cell development and regeneration. In this context, a particular focus is placed on generating disease models in zebrafish by genome-editing techniques.
We aim at attracting the best talent in the respective research fields and expect the following: an outstanding university degree (Master or equivalent) in Biology, Biomedicine or similar; experience in cell biology and molecular/biochemical methods; ability to work in an international team; inter- and multidisciplinary thinking; high motivation; an integrative and cooperative personality with excellent communication and social skills; fluency in English – written and oral.
Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.

Application Procedure

Your application as one single pdf document should include:

1. Cover letter, indicating current and future research interests and career goals;

2. Description of research experience and accomplishments, including summary of previous research done during your master thesis (max. 2 pages);

3. List of publications, if applicable;

3. CV, including copies of degree certificates and transcript of grades (i.e. the official list of coursework including your grades);

4. Two letters of recommendation or contact information for two references, including current supervisor.

Deadline is 19.07.2016 (stamped arrival date of TU Dresden applies) preferably by email as a single pdf document (using “surname_firstname.pdf”) to

(Please note: We are currently not able to receive electronically signed and encrypted data.) or via central mail service to the following address: TU Dresden, CRTD, Frau Silvia Palme, Fetscherstr. 105, 01307 Dresden, Germany.

Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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