PhD student (m/f/d) | Muscle (skeletal and heart) ageing

Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research - W. G. Kerckhoff Institute, Bad Nauheim

Type of Job

Young Researchers

Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics Immunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine Physiology

Job offer from December 09, 2021

The Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim nearby Frankfurt am Main is offering the following positions as of February 1st, 2022: PhD student (f/m/d) in the field of muscle (skeletal and heart) ageing.

Job description

We seek enthusiastic, highly motivated people to join our international research group working cell heterogeneity during aging of heart and skeletal muscles. The group focusses on the functions of genes that are either up- or downregulated in subpopulations of muscle stem cells during aging. In the heart, we are investigating the impact of age-related chromatin changes in cardiomyocytes for differential gene expression in aged hearts responding to pathological stimuli. The current project involves the characterization of conditional mouse mutants in different disease models, including functional, histological, transcriptional, and protein biochemical analysis. Experience with animal models and solid knowledge in bioinformatics to analyze single cell RNAseq and ATACseq data is highly appreciated. Salaries will be based on previous experience according to TVöD guidelines.

About the employer

he Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim is an interdisciplinary research institution with international flair. Our researchers have the possibility to work on various model systems by making use of latest cutting-edge technologies. A successful applicant will have the opportunity to become a member of the International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Organ Biology.

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the share of women in areas in which they are underrepresented. Women are strongly invited to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

Your application

Applicants should submit a statement of interest, a full CV including certificates, and names and addresses of two references via our applicant portal.

The deadline for applications is 15. January 2022.

Informal inquiries are welcome and should be sent to


Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research
Prof. Thomas Braun
Ludwigstraße 43
61231 Bad Nauheim

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