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Job Opportunities / Projects

Fully Funded PhD Positions

The German Collaborative Research Centre (SFB1425) “Heterocellular Nature of Cardiac Lesions: Identities, Interactions, Implications” is recruiting PhD students to join cutting-edge research that aims to develop insight and tools to improve clinical outcomes after heart lesioning — to make better scars!

More information is available on our SFB1425 website.

Research projects for Dr. med. cand. / M.Sc. cand.

Effects of aging on heterocellular coupling and non-myocyte populations in the heart

The Institute for Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine (IEKM) is looking for a student interested in a 6-12 month project forming the basis of a Dr med or MSc thesis to examine aging effects on heart structure and function, with a special focus on cardiac non-myocytes. The proposed project involves electrophysiological and/or optogenetic studies on isolated perfused hearts to assess whether there is increased electrotonic coupling between myocytes and non-myocytes in hearts from old mice. Functional experiments will be followed by histological examination to quantify cell numbers and intercellular connectivity. Within this project there is the possibility to learn a wide range of techniques, work with cutting edge equipment, and interact with experts in the field.

Supervisors: Dr Franziska Schneider-Warme and Dr Callum Zgierski-Johnston

Research projects for M.Sc. cand. / Dr. med. cand.

Two Master / MD thesis projects on 'Mechano-sensitive channels in cardiac macrophages: Interaction between Piezo1 and BKCa channels'. If you are interested please contact Rémi Peyronnet. [project description]

We are keen to talk to students from diverse backgrounds (Engineering, Computing, Biology, Medicine), who are interested in pursuing BSc, MSc, MD or PhD research in a dynamic and supportive environment, tackling clinically relevant questions in a highly interdisciplinary setting. 

Are you looking for new challenges and are interested in being part of a team with a flat hierarchy and fast decision-making-channels?
Feel free to contact one of the heads of the respective section directly or establish a first contact via Peter Kohl or the administration office.

Institute for Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine

Elsässer Str. 2Q
79110 Freiburg


Pia Stroeger
E-Mail: iekm.office

Phone: +49 761 270 63950
Fax: +49 761 270 63959