Postdoc Position to Study Adhesion GPCRs in Renal Function and Metabolism at Leipzig University, Germany (November 2017)

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A postdoc position is available at the Rudolf Schönheimer Institute of Biochemistry at the University of Leipzig to study the physiological relevance and signaling mechanisms of Adhesion G protein coupled receptors (Adhesion GPCRs) in renal function.

Adhesion GPCRs form the second largest class of GPCRs and are highly essential in health and disease, rendering them promising drug targets. Their exceptional architecture indicates unique signalling mechanisms for this receptor class. It has become increasingly clear that they are essential players in various aspects of metabolism regulation. However, for many of them their specific roles in this context are poorly understood and we are interested in unravelling their modes of action and providing a mechanistic link between their signaling capacities and their physiological impact. We are seeking a postdoc who will partake in this research endeavour. The postdoc will use approaches in combination with biochemical, histological and pharmacological assays and analyses in cell culture to investigate the role of specific Adhesion GPCRs in various aspects of renal function and metabolism.

Applicants must hold a PhD or an equivalent degree obtained in natural or life sciences and should have a background in molecular biology, cell biology or biochemistry and will preferably have experience in work with the model organism mouse. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with excellent communication and organisation skills. Ability to work independently, creativity, and a strong work ethic are important.

The successful applicant will join an enthusiastic and multidisciplinary group. Our laboratory is located in the centre of Leipzig, a flourishing city with a wide cultural, historical, as well as scientific environment.

The position is available from January 2018 and salary will be German salary scale TVL 13.

To apply please send a Curriculum Vitae with a description of research experiences and copies of education certificates to simone.proemel@medizin.uni‐

Simone Prömel, DPhil
ESF Junior Group Leader
Rudolf Schönheimer Institute of Biochemistry
Medical Faculty
University of Leipzig
Johannisallee 30
04103 Leipzig