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

to study novel lipid mediators regulating the metabolic crosstalk between endothelial cells and pericytes (see doi: 10.1038/nature25013) .

The classification is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement applicable to Goethe University (TV-G-U). The position is available immediately for a period of 2 years.

The position requires the following:

• Participation in a research project focusing on lipid mediator-based communication between pericytes and endothelial cells involving confocal microscopy and linking metabolomics (MS based) with epigenetic regulation.

• 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.

• A solid background in vascular biology and signaling pathways as well as cell culture and transfection techniques.

• Preference will be given to applicants with experience in measurements of vascular and cardiac function.

• Experience in confocal microscopy

• A FELASA B certificate

• Good self-organisation and ability to work in a team.

• German is not required, but 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 until 15.10.2021 to Prof. Dr. I. Fleming (

This advertisement is online since 01.09.2021