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PhD Student Position, Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedicine or Biotechnology (Aachen)

The Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Department of Cell Biology, RWTH Aachen University Medical School and Helmholtz Institute for Biomedical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University study genetic programs that determine cell identity and developmental potential, with a focus on (i) hematopoietic stem cells and their differentiated progeny, and (ii) stem cell reprogramming and induction of pluripotency. For further information please see

We invite applications of highly motivated individuals for a

PhD Student Position, Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedicine or Biotechnology

on the subject:

Patient Specific iPS Cells for Studying Leukemia

The position is a part-time position (19,25 h/w ) and project-related and we offer a contract for 3 years. The salary is according to German public service salary scale level TV-L 13. The successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree.

The position is on disease modeling of leukemia with patient specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells). The project is embedded in the research consortium “Mesenchymal Interactions and Fibrogenic Signalling in Cancer Development: Molecular Mechanisms in Solid and Hematologic Neoplasma” funded by the Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research (IZKF) Aachen.

The successful applicant will work in an international team and apply state-of-the-art and advanced techniques of cellular reprogramming and induction of pluripotency in human cells, genome editing by CRISPR/cas, stem cell specification and differentiation. Working language is English.

The applicants should have a Master degree in biology, biochemistry, biomedicine or biotechnology or related life sciences. Experience in standard techniques of cell biology, tissue culture and molecular cloning are required. Willingness for team work and the ability to work independently are also required.

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.

Applications including a cover letter, which specifically emphasizes your interest in our work, full CV and contact information of 2 referees should be sent by e-mail (code-no: 7690) to: until December 31, 2017.

For questions please contact Martin Zenke, PhD, Professor of Cell Biology, Director,, Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Department of Cell Biology,RWTH Aachen University Medical School, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany and Helmholtz Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Pauw elsstrasse 20, 52074 Aachen, Germany.

Maria Bongartz
Uniklinik RWTH Aachen

Ansprechpartner: Maria Bongartz

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