The German Heart Center of the Free State of Bavaria associated to the Technical University of Munich
is a clinic with international reputation and a state of the art technical and medical equipment.
The Sager Laboratory
of cardiovascular inflammation
at the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases
is seeking a
PhD student (m/f)
The "European Research Council starting grant" research group of Dr. Hendrik Sager is looking to recruit a
highly-motivated PhD student to join a dynamic international research team at the German Heart Center Munich, department
of cardiology. Our research focusses on the role of the immune system in cardiovascular disease. Specifically, we are
interested in the origin, function and fate of innate immune cells (monocytes, macrophages, neutrophils) in atherosclerosis
and wound healing after myocardial infarction. Based on new mechanistic understanding, we seek to develop novel therapeutic
concepts. We are part of the German Heart Center Munich and aim translate our findings to better understand and improve
human health. We are funded by the “European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant 2017 awarded to H. Sager)”,
"Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft", "Deutsches Zentrum für Herz-Kreislauf-Forschung", "Else-Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung"
and "Deutsche Herzstiftung".
The successful applicant should have an excellent command of flow cytometry techniques, in addition to standard molecular biology.
Your application should include:
Proliferation and Recruitment Contribute to Myocardial Macrophage Expansion in Chronic Heart Failure.
- Cover letter describing your research interest and why you are suitable for the position (maximum 1 page)
- CV including a list of relevant publications
- Copy of the official academic transcript of your degree or a letter stating when your degree will be obtained
- Names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers for academic references/recommendation letters
, Hulsmans M, Lavine KJ, Beltrami Moreira MB, Heidt T, Courties G, Sun Y, Iwamoto Y, Tricot B, Khan OF, Dahlman JE,
Borodovsky A, Fitzgerald K, Anderson DG, Weissleder R, Libby P, Swirski FK, Nahrendorf M.
Circ Res. 2016 Sep 16;119(7):853-64. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.116.309001. (IF=11.6)
RNAi targeting multiple cell adhesion molecules reduces immune cell recruitment and vascular inflammation after myocardial infarction.
, Dutta P, Dahlman JE, Hulsmans M, Courties G, Sun Y, Heidt T, Vinegoni C, Borodovsky A, Fitzgerald K, Wojtkiewicz GR,
Iwamoto Y, Tricot B, Khan OF, Kauffman KJ, Xing Y, Shaw TE, Libby P, Langer R, Weissleder R, Swirski FK, Anderson DG, Nahrendorf M.
Sci Transl Med. 2016 Jun 8;8(342):342ra80. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaf1435. (IF=16.3)
Targeting Interleukin-1β Reduces Leukocyte Production After Acute Myocardial Infarction.
, Heidt T, Hulsmans M, Dutta P, Courties G, Sebas M, Wojtkiewicz GR, Tricot B, Iwamoto Y, Sun Y, Weissleder R, Libby P, Swirski FK, Nahrendorf M.
Circulation. 2015 Nov 17;132(20):1880-90. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.016160. (IF=17)
Myocardial Infarction Activates CCR2(+) Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells.
Dutta P*, Sager HB*
(contributed equally), Stengel KR, Naxerova K, Courties G, Saez B, Silberstein L, Heidt T, Sebas M,
Sun Y, Wojtkiewicz G, Feruglio PF, King K, Baker JN, van der Laan AM, Borodovsky A, Fitzgerald K, Hulsmans M, Hoyer F, Iwamoto Y, Vinegoni C,
Brown D, Di Carli M, Libby P, Hiebert SW, Scadden DT, Swirski FK, Weissleder R, Nahrendorf M.
Cell Stem Cell. 2015 May 7;16(5):477-87. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2015.04.008. (IF=22.4)
Chronic variable stress activates hematopoietic stem cells.
Heidt T*, Sager HB*
(contributed equally), Courties G, Dutta P, Iwamoto Y, Zaltsman A, von Zur Muhlen C, Bode C, Fricchione GL,
Denninger J, Lin CP, Vinegoni C, Libby P, Swirski FK, Weissleder R, Nahrendorf M.
Nat Med. 2014 Jul;20(7):754-8. doi: 10.1038/nm.3589. (IF=27.4)
The position covers a three-year period with possibility of extension, starting January 2018. The salary is based on the TV-L (70% German TV-L E13).
The German Heart Center Munich promotes professional equality between women and men and provides the same employment opportunity for severely disabled people in case of equal qualifications.
- Hendrik Sager, MD, Principal Investigator, telephone ++49 89 1218 2935
- Thomas Schmid, Head of Recruiting/HR, telephone ++49 89 1218 1734
Please be directed to our webpage for more information:
Please send us your application until October 31th, 2017
by E-Mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview expenses will not be reimbursed.
Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Personalverwaltung, Lazarettstraße 36, 80636 München, Bewerbung@dhm.mhn.de