Research Fellow / Postdoc

Dresden (DE)
17 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
07 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Chair of Cell Replacement in the Mammalian Retina (Prof Dr. Marius Ader) of the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), an institute of the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB), is looking for a

Research Fellow / Postdoc Position
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

The position ideally starts May 1st 2017 and is initially limited until March 31st 2020 with an optional extension. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification (e.g. habilitation thesis). 
Prof. Dr. Ader’s group investigates cell transplantation as a therapeutic intervention for the treatment of blinding diseases. 

Tasks: The aim of this project is to use retinal cells generated from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) for transplantation into animal models of retinal degeneration for vision repair. This project is highly collaborative, involving multiple, and prestigious labs of the Dresden BioCampus beside other research institutes in Germany, and is expected to be awarded funding by the BMBF.

Requirements: We seek a highly motivated, ambitious, and talented scientist to join our enthusiastic and collaborative team in an outstanding scientific environment and expect the following: an excellent university degree and PhD in Biology, Biomedicine, Neuroscience or similar. Experience in vision/retina research and animal experimentation is preferred. Further experience with molecular/biochemical methods, iPS cultures, and immunofluorescence are helpful. In addition, applicants are required to have the ability to work in an international team; inter- and multidisciplinary thinking; high motivation; an integrative and cooperative personality with excellent communication and social skills; fluency in English – written and oral.  
Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.

Research Environment
The Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) is a research institute and Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden, comprising 18 core research groups. Complementing these core groups is the CRTD members network, an interdisciplinary organization of around 80 principal investigators located at other research institutes in Dresden including the Carl Gustav Carus Faculty of Medicine and the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG).
Our mission is to understand the biology of stem cells and physiological and pathological tissue and organ repair in order to develop new treatments for neurodegenerative including retinal, haematological, metabolic, and bone diseases. Our scientists are encouraged to think outside the box and to explore by an interdisciplinary approach untapped areas of knowledge in the regenerative potential of the human body with the aim to apply this knowledge to prevent or reverse disease processes.

Application Procedure
Your application must include: 1. Cover letter, indicating current and future research interests and career goals; 2. Description of research experience and accomplishments, including summary of previous research done during your PhD (max. 2 pages); 3. List of publications, if applicable; 4. CV, including copies of degree certificates and transcript of grades (i.e. the official list of coursework including your grades); 5. Two letters of recommendation or contact information for two references, including current supervisor.

Please submit your application by 07.04.2017 (stamped arrival date of TU Dresden applies) preferably by e-mail as a single pdf document (using “surname_firstname.pdf”) to (Please note: We are currently not able to receive electronically signed and encrypted data.) or via central mail service to the following address: TU Dresden, CRTD, Frau Julia Rietzschel, Fetscherstr. 105, 01307 Dresden, Germany. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.