ERC-funded postdoctoral position at the Institut of Human Genetics, –

The University Hospital Heidelberg is one of the major healthcare centers in Germany. Our objective is the development of innovative diagnostics and therapies as well as their quick implementation for the patient. With about 10,700 employees in more than 50 specialized clinical departments with almost 2,000 beds, about 80,000 patients in part-time and full-time inpatient treatment as well as 1,000,000 patients in ambulant treatment are medicated each year.

JobID: P0025V280

Location: Institut of Human Genetics, INF 366, 69120 Heidelberg Contract: 2 years with extension possibilities, begin as soon as possible Salary: Competitive, subject to skills and experience

The newly created Nephrogenetics unit headed by Matias Simons is looking for an enthusiastic postdoc to join our research group at the Institute of Human Genetics of the University Hospital Heidelberg. The general interest of the lab is in the molecular mechanisms underlying hereditary kidney and metabolic diseases. Most of these diseases are caused by single-gene defects and thereby offer unique opportunities to decipher fundamental regulatory pathways of human physiology and to develop targeted diagnostic and therapeutic options. Recent publications include Marchesin et al, Cell Rep 2020; Bedin et al, J Clin Invest 2019; Goncalves et al, PloS Genetics 2018; Simons, JASN 2018; Rujano et al, J Exp Med 2017; Trepiccione et al, JASN 2016; Gleixner et al, Cell Rep 2014. We combine human genetics with several experimental approaches, including fly and mouse genetics, cell culture, microscopy and biochemistry. For more info on the lab see

We offer an exciting project aimed at exploring the role of random monoallelic expression in renal development and homeostasis. For this project, we invite applications from individuals with a solid background in molecular cell biology. Prior experience with stem cells (e.g. mouse ESCs), organoids, single cell RNA-seq, epigenetics and kidney research is an advantage but not a prerequisite. The projects will be carried out in a stimulating work environment with scientific collaborations within the institute, across the Heidelberg life science community (e.g. EMBL, DKFZ) and worldwide.

The successful applicant will have good communication and organisational skills and a PhD in a relevant area (or be in the final stages of completion). We also invite applications from research-oriented MDs. Candidates are expected to be highly motivated and to work independently with a strong work ethic. As we are an international lab, profictiency in English language is a requirement. Applications including a cover letter, a detailed CV including a publication list and contacts of up to three referees should be sent as soon as possible to

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We stand for equal opportunities. People with disabilities are given priority with the same suitability. The university hospital aims at a general increase in the proportion of women in all areas and positions where women are underrepresented. Qualified women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

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ERC-funded postdoctoral position at the Institut of Human Genetics, –