Institute of Functional Interfaces (IFG)
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Tätigkeitsbeschreibung: Aim of the research of the group of stem cellmaterial interactions is to develop artificial systems that mimic the natural environment of hematopoietic (= blood forming) stem cells, the stem cell niche. Beside biological processes (such as cellcell and cellmatrix interactions), physical parameters including stiffness or nanopatterning of the environment play an important role in this niche. In the framework of a BMBF-funded project we are currently looking for a PhD candidate. The focus of this project is the development and testing of a novel multifunctional nanostructured biomaterials for hematopoietic stem cells. These stem cells are used for the treatment of patients with hematological disorders (such as leukemia) or might be beneficial after myocardial infarction. Therefore, they are of high clinical relevance.
This is an interdisciplinary project, in which methods of cell biology, chemistry, materials science, and biochemistry are applied. Innovative surface functionalization and patterning techniques will be applied and used to answer fundamental biological and biophysical questions.
Persönliche Qualifikation: Personal requirements: Applicants must have a university or master degree in the field of biology, biochemistry, biophysics or a similar field of study. In addition, the strong willingness and ability to work in a highly interdisciplinary team are expected. Some experience in cell culture or surface chemistry is a plus but not required. Institut/Abteilung: Institute of Functional Interfaces (IFG) Vertragsdauer: befristet for 3 years Eintrittstermin: as soon as possible Bewerbung bis: 01.03.2017 Ansprechpartner/in für fachliche Fragen: Fachliche Auskünfte erteilt Ihnen gerne Cornelia Lee-Thedieck, phone: +49-(0)721-608 23588; email: firstname.lastname@example.org Bewerbung: Bitte senden Sie Ihre Bewerbung unter Angabe der Stellenausschreibungsnummer 02-2017 IFG an Frau Ratzel, HPS, Telefon 07247 82-25544.