The Weidinger lab at the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Ulm University invites applications for a


PhD student (f/m/d, TV-L 13/65%)

"BMP signaling in zebrafish heart regeneration"

In contrast to humans and other mammals, zebrafish can regenerate the heart after injury. We have found that Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) signaling is required for this process (Wu et al., Dev. Cell 2017. doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2015.12.010). We now aim to understand why different BMP ligands have opposing roles, through which downstream effectors BMP signaling acts and how it is linked to DNA repair. The project involves in vivo analysis of transgenic and mutant lines using state-of-the art fluorescent imaging, cloning and establishment of novel transgenic lines, as well as transcriptomics on sorted cell populations.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated scientist (m/f) who is dedicated to performing fundamental research. The position is initially available for three years; an extension might be possible.

We expect:

We offer:

Further information about our lab can be found at

Applications including a CV, a short statement of your research experience and interests (max. 2 pages), and contact data for 2-3 references should be emailed to Prof. Dr. Gilbert Weidinger, until July 31st, 2019.

Employment takes place through the administration department of the University Medical Center Ulm, which acts in the
name and on behalf of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. Handicapped people with equal qualifications will be employed preferentially. Ulm University strives for an increased proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages female qualified scientists to apply for the position. In general, full-time positions are divisible.
A subsequent employment is possible.