PhD student 13 – Role of endothelial lipoprotein transport for adipose tissue integrity and dyslipidemia

University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, DE
Jörg Heeren, heeren[at]

The PhD student will investigate the intracellular route and the functional role of endothelial lipoprotein trafficking in adipose tissues and metabolism in mice. The contribution of endothelial lipoprotein receptors to the development of diet-induced obesity and dyslipidemia will be investigated in mice lacking e.g. scavenger receptor B1 (SR-BI) in endothelial cells. Transgenic mice will be studied under conditions of fasting, feeding and cold exposure by innovative technologies including indirect calorimetry and tracer based metabolomics.

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Important note for candidates:

Eligible candidates for a PhD position in the EndoConnect training network should have the following qualifications:

  • A(n) (almost) completed master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the PhD position(s) for which you apply.
  • Strong motivation for scientific research in an interdisciplinary and international environment
  • Excellent English presentation and writing skills
  • Good organizational and communication skills, being a team-player

Successful candidates must fulfil the criteria defined by the European Commission:

  • As an Early Stage Researcher, you have to be in the first four years of your research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree at the time of recruitment.
  • At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date.