Research Associate / Postdoc (Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in)


Heidelberg University, Heidelberg

The Department of Cardiovascular Physiology at the Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology offers the following position, starting at the earliest date possible:

Research Associate / Postdoc (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)

The successful applicant, who will join the team directly headed by the director of the department, Prof. Markus Hecker, should have a strong interest in remodeling processes in the cardiovascular system, especially of the heart, and should be familiar with a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art methods in animal experimentation, microscopy, protein biochemistry, cell and molecular biology.

It is expected that he/she will participate in teaching (physiology for students of human medicine and dentistry) with a minimum of 4 hours per week per semester as well as supervise and instruct medical and scientific doctoral students belonging to the team. Suitable candidates should be open to collaborations with researchers at the Institute and the scientific community of Heidelberg as well as with national and international research institutions. Should the post holder aim for a career in academia, he/she will be encouraged to establish an independent research concept and solicit external funding because, if desired, the position also offers the opportunity to pursue a state doctorate (Habilitation) in physiology.

Prerequisite for the successful application is a qualified scientific or medical doctorate and ideally some previous scientific activity (postdoc) in cardiovascular research. The academic qualifications should be documented by publications in recognized international journals. Due to the participation in teaching a very good knowledge of German is essential. Relevant teaching experience is, however, not required.

The positon with a starting salary corresponding to TV-L E13, is initially limited to 2 years, with a possible extension for up to 5 years.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send your complete application including a detailed CV, a structured list of publications with details of the impact factors, and addresses of 2 references, either in hard copy or electronically, to:

Universität Heidelberg
Institut für Physiologie und Pathophysiologie
Abteilung Herz- und Kreislaufphysiologie
Im Neuenheimer Feld 326
69120 Heidelberg


We stand for equal opportunities for women and men. Severely handicapped with the same eligibility will be given priority.