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PostDoctoral Researcher Neuropathology (m/f/d)

The University Hospital Heidelberg (UKHD) is one of the major healthcare centers in Germany. Our objective is the development of innovative diagnostics and therapies as well as their quick implementation for the patient. With about 10,700 employees in more than 50 specialized clinical departments with almost 2,000 beds, about 80,000 patients in part-time and full-time inpatient treatment as well as 1,000,000 patients in ambulant treatment are medicated each year.

PostDoctoral Researcher Neuropathology (m/f/d)

 Job-ID: V000010480
 Field of application: Pathologisches Institut
 Location: Heidelberg
 Job Category: Science and teaching
 Working hours: full-time (38,5 h/week)
 Limitation: Temporary (31.05.2025)
 Contract: TV-L

We are searching for the department of neuropathology a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher who would like to join our interdisciplinary team to perform a DFG funded project on the analysis of a mouse model of astrocytoma. Aim of this project is to decipher the interplay of astrocytoma specific mutations (Trp53, Atrx, Idh1R132H) on multi-omics level (methylome, transcriptome and phosho-/proteome) to identify new weaknesses of this tumour entity. We offer a broad technical base in our group (Illumina methylation array, MassSpec and high-performance sequencer) and in addition we do have full access to the German Cancer Research due to our affiliation as clinical cooperation unit neuropathology. In addition, we do have a well-established collaboration network with different neuro-oncological groups, to cover any aspects that are not directly in the focus of our expertise. Our main research focus is on translational research, therefore validation on clinical specimen and possible translation of treatment concepts to the clinics is our final goal of this project.

Your Tasks
 Analysis, compiling and interpretation of omics data
 Planning and conducting of cell culture experiments (supported by technical position of the same funding)
 Performing and analysis of animal experiments (supported by technical position of the same funding)
 Presentation of research data on international conferences
 Writing of scientific publications

Your Profile
 PhD Degree in life science
 Omics data experience
 FELASA-A or comparable animal handling license
 Experience in cell culture, optimal would be stem cell culture and / or 3D culture experience

We offer
 Goal-oriented, individual training and development opportunities (e.g. Leadership skills, machine training, ...)
 Working with the latest techniques / technical equipment TimsTOF 2 MS, NovaSeq...
 Flexible working hours within the framework of flexitime
 Possibility to publish scientifically is offered and supported
 Regular team meetings
 Interdisciplinary cooperation with DKFZ, MMU and other insitutes
 Possibility to take over project responsibility for DFG funded projects
 Targeted initial training
 Job ticket
 Possibility of childcare (crèche and kindergarten) as well as subsidy for vacation care for school children
 Active health promotion
 Company pension plan
 Access to the university library and other university facilities (e.g. university sports)

Contact & Application

For further information please contact Stefan Pusch via e-mail or phone.


Applications will be accepted until 31.12.2022 via e-mail or post.

Pathologisches Institut
PD Dr. Stefan Pusch
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg
Tel.: 06221 42-1473


We stand for equal opportunities. Severely disabled persons are given priority in the case of equal suitability. The University Hospital aims to generally increase the proportion of women in all areas and positions in which women are underrepresented. Qualified women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Full-time positions are generally divisible, unless there are official or legal reasons to the contrary.

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