Post-doc position (E13 TV-G-U)

on the topic “Cysteine metabolic rewiring in vascular aging and regeneration”.

The position is available from 01.07.2021 for a period of 2 years with the possibility of prolongation. The position is advertised within the framework of a project funded by the German Research Foundation (Emmy Noether Programme), which deals with the consequences of cysteine metabolism in vascular ageing and regeneration (see Circulation. 2019;139:101-114 and Circulation. 2021;143:935-948).

The position requires the following:

• Participation in a research project focusing on understanding the sulfur metabolic flux of cysteine in endothelial cells.

• The successful candidate will use mass spectrometry to investigate RNA and protein modifications linked to cysteine-derived sulfur and their effects on vascular aging and regeneration.

• Collection of experimental data, analysis and documentation of results and preparation of material for publication.

We offer:

• A thematic high-level project in an internationally recognized group, which is part of the Vascular Research Center Frankfurt.

• Rooms, housed in a new research building, with modern facilities and analysis possibilities from integrative physiology to mass spectroscopy.

• National and international networking – The Institute is part of the DFG Cluster of Excellence “CardioPulmonary Institute” and the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK).


• A completed, very good PhD in biology, biotechnology, molecular medicine or an equivalent discipline.

• Experience in studying RNA and/or protein modifications with mass spectrometry.

• Experience in bioinformatics is advantageous.

• Good self-organization and team working abilities.

• While German is not necessary, excellent written and spoken English is required.

Applications with the usual documents (in a single PDF file) and the names and contact details of 3 referees should be submitted in electronic form to Prof. Sofia-Iris Bibli (

This advertisement is online since 07.05.2021