The position is open immediately in the research group for neurogenomics and translational myology of of Prof.Dr.Sebahattin Cirak, who is Section Head of Pediatric Neurology and Metabolics at University Ulm is searching immediately for a
Postdoctoral Scientist
The research laboratory is located within the large pediatric research center of the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (Direktor: Prof. Dr. K.M. Debatin).

The University Hospital Ulm and its employees stand for a modern and high quality patient care, excellent university research and medical education focused on the future as well as apprenticeships in attractive professional fields. The requirements for this are qualified and committed employees.
Your project:
Investigating cellular and molecular mechanisms of pediatric neurogenetic disorders and muscular dystrophies. Mainly based novel genomics approaches using patient samples and in-vitro models. 

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Discovery of novel muscular dystrophy-associated genes molecular mechanisms by latest state-of-the-art OMICs techniques, in particular long-read RNA sequencing and spatial transcriptomics
  • Characterization of mouse models to investigate the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms leading to muscular dystrophy
  • Development of novel antisense oligonucleotides for exon skipping therapy of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in-vitro and mdx mice models
  • Development of protein quantification techniques including mass spectrometry
  • Working in collaboration with an international team under supervision and leadership of the PI
  • Publishing impactful original research papers


Our offer:
Your salary will be based on qualification and experience including benefits according to TV-L E13. The jobs is currently for 2 years but will be extended if the candidate is successful.Very good scientific environment, broad repertoire of methods, supportive supervision and a friendly group. Short-term visits to other labs in Germany and abroad.

The Board of Directors of the University Hospital Ulm places strong emphasis on gender equality and seeks to increase the proportional representation of women in this field. Thus, applications from female scientists are welcome; suitably qualified women will be given preferential consideration unless other candidates clearly demonstrate superior qualifications.

We also welcome applications from disabled candidates, who will also be given preferential consideration over other applicants with comparable qualifications.

Minimum qualifications:
  • Ph.D in biology and related field and a strong interest in drug development in genetically inherited diseases
  • hands-on experience with animal models is desirable 
  • A solid background in molecular biology is desirable
  • Ability to work on multiple project in collaboration with others
  • Candidates with programming skills will be preferred
  • Candidates should be creative and capable of developing a competitive research project while working in autonomy under the supervision of a team leader


Vertragsart: limited
Beschäftigungsart: full-time
Bewerbung bis: 31.03.2024

Are you interested?
Then apply on basis of detailed applications containing CV, certificates, list of publications and references using our online form h

Prof. Dr. Sebahattin Cirak
Sektionsleiter Neuropädiatrie, Stoffwechsel und Sozialpädiatrisches Zentrum
Universitätsklinik für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin
Frauensteige 10, 89075 Ulm

Tel. 49-(0)731-500-57025


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