Open positions available

PhD position (3 years) in the field of proteinuric kidney disease

starting in April 2017

The Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC) is a biomedical research and educational center within the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Cologne (UoC). The CMMC is dedicated to deciphering underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms of human disease with the aim of transferring this newly gained knowledge into novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.

Our group pursues translational projects in the field of proteinuric kidney disease. One focus is on the pathophysiology of preeclampsia and the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for this common disease of human pregnancy. In the past, we have successfully transferred novel results and observations on the role of angiogenic factors in preeclampsia from bench-to-bedside and vice versa. We offer

1 PhD position TV-L E13 65% x 3 years

to a highly motivated and dedicated young scientist starting in April 2017.

He/She will be working in an inspiring research environment in our internationally renowned and well connected group with access to the infrastructure and core facilities of the two large research centers CMMC and CECAD. For further information please visit: CMMC-Project C 5 - Paul Brinkkötter and nephrolab cologne

We provide an exciting project at the intersections of basic research and clinical application. The project has an emphasis on protein biochemistry with the aim of immediate clinical implementation and will be supported by the group of Prof. G. Schwarz (Dpt. of Biochemistry, UoC).

We are seeking a talented biologist, biochemist, or biotechnology M.Sc. or equivalent with a proven record of excellent previous work. Experience in protein biochemistry and cell biology is welcome but not a fixed requirement, as is experience in working with mice colonies.

Please send an email with a short motivation letter and CV to

Dr. Henning Hagmann
Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne
Robert-Koch-Str. 21
50931 Cologne - Germany



The University of Cologne and the associated institutes are committed to diversity, diversity of perspectives and equal opportunity. Applications from people with a disability and their peers are especially welcome. People with a disability are preferred if equally qualified. Applications from women are encouraged. Women will be given preference if equally qualified, competence and professional performance, unless predominate reasons are located in an individual male candidate.