You are experienced and passionate in biomedical research, especially in the heart and lung? Then come join our team at the Institute for Cardiovascular Physiology ( ) at the Medical Faculty of the Goethe University where you will be part of the DFG funded collaborative research center SFB 1531 “Damage control by the stroma vascular compartment”!

The job:

  • Research on mechanisms of the acute response to damage of the stroma-vascular compartments.
  • Possible research focus: translation, integrative physiology, animal experiments, cell biology, addressing aspects like signal transduction of damage signals,    control of the inflammatory response, inflammation resolution, repair and regeneration as well as healing.
  • The tissue focus: vessels, the heart, brain or parenchymal organs like kidney or liver.

Your qualifications:

  • Postdoc (no more than six years after PhD or MD/Ph.D.) at the level of junior research group leader with appropriate postdoctoral training
  • Expertise in relevant methodologies for the research of the topic: e.g. animal models of disease, molecular biology, omics technology, proteomics, imaging or cell biology.
  • Interest in mechanistic research of the acute damage response, regeneration and repair in response to injury
  • First author publications in very good to excellent journals

What we offer:

  • Well-equipped office and research facilities (including animal facilities) at Niederrad Campus with direct access to state-of-the-art technologies
  • Four-year contract; a salary determined by the TV-G-U E14 system
  • Integration into an outstanding research landscape within our close network containing the University Hospitals of Heidelberg and Mainz, the Max Delbrück Center Berlin, the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim, the DFG funded cluster of excellence Cardio Pulmonary Institute (CPI; ) and the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK).
  • Free ticket to public transport within the state of Hesse (LandesTicket Hessen)
  • Internal and external training for professional development

Please send your application with the usual documents, summarized in one PDF file (English or German), by e-mail to Prof. Ralf Brandes at

We are happy to discuss your plans for an independent and competitive four-year research program including acquisition of third party funding.