PostDoc – vascular biology & disease

Hospital rechts der Isar (MRI) of Munich Technical University (TUM)

PostDoc – vascular biology & disease


Full- or part-time | temporary | Institute of Molecular Vascular Medicine


The newly founded ‘Institute of Molecular Vascular Medicine’ at the Technical University in Munich, Germany (Director: Prof. Lars Maegdefessel) is looking for a Postdoc with interest in molecular cell biology and physiology. The project will investigate the role and function of long non-coding RNAs and somatic mutations in vascular diseases (using bulk, single, cell and spatial analysis).

The lab is part of the Munich Heart Alliance ( within the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK;, two DFG-sponsored collaborative research centers (;, and the BMBF-funded Excellence Cluster on ‘Nucleic acid-based therapies in Munich: CNATM’. The Institute is located on the Biederstein Campus along the scenic English Garden in Munich’s Schwabing district.


Your Tasks:

  • To determine novel therapeutic targets in atherosclerosis and vascular diseases
  • Functional assessment of somatic mutations in cell culture systems
  • Therapeutic targeting of candidates using in vitro and in vivo models of vascular disease
  • Involvement in analyses of single cell, bulk RNA and spatial transcriptomic datasets


Your profile:

  • You are a highly motivated, curious, and communicative scientist with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, or related fields
  • You have experience in cell biology and preclinical models to establish mechanisms controlling cell function
  • You have experience and interest in the analyses of single cell and bulk RNA sequencing data
  • You show a strong commitment, motivation, and discipline to work independently and efficiently
  • You are a strong team player with the ability to work together with colleagues from various disciplines
  • You show an excellent ability to communicate, present, and write in English


We offer you:

  • A versatile and exciting position in an interdisciplinary team of international scientists and physicians
  • A stimulating and supportive environment in which you acquire expertise as a biomedical researcher
  • Excellent infrastructure for research in an attractive, versatile workplace with state-of-the-art core facilities
  • Support to apply for independent funding from national and international funding agencies (e.g., DZHK, DFG, EU)
  • A position for 3 years with possibility for extension (of up to 5 years)
  • Payment based on the German TV-L E13 scale (100%)

Contact: Prof. Lars Maegdefessel | | Institute of Molecular Vascular Medicine

Please send your complete application documents by e-mail to, including

  • reference number 23_02_026
  • your CV (including a list of publications/abstracts/scientific presentations),
  • a motivational letter, and
  • the names of 2 previous PIs/supervisors.


If the candidates’ suitability for the position in question is equal, severely disabled applicants shall be given preference.

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