Postdoctoral scientist
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DURATION: 3 years; start date 01.03.2023 or upon agreement

We have an open position for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist for translational research in the cardiovascular field. The collaborative research project will focus on ex-vivo heart perfusion (EVHP) as a new therapeutic technology, exploring its potential to optimize graft evaluation and viability in heart transplantation, as well as investigating its use for novel, cardiac precision therapies. The candidate will take on a key role in preclinical research projects using cutting-edge isolated, perfused heart systems and novel approaches in cardiac electrophysiology and imaging. In parallel, the candidate will participate in studies exploring the utility of the latest metabolomic, transcriptomic, epigenomic, and phosphoproteomic techniques in clinical samples.
We seek highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals who have a PhD or MD and less than 3 years of postdoctoral experience to join our enthusiastic, collaborative, and diverse team. Candidates with experience in the cardiovascular field – ideally with good knowledge in ex-vivo organ perfusion technologies – are especially encouraged to apply. A keen interest and experience in experimental animal models and prior animal training is also desirable. We also seek to increase the number of women and minorities and particularly encourage them to apply.

Minimum requirements: PhD and / or MD in a cardiovascular or project-related field; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; Ability to perform experiments independently; Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects; Proficiency in English (familiarity with German is welcomed)
We offer
The cardiovascular research community at Bern University Hospital (Inselspital) and University of Bern comprises more than 15 internationally recognized institutes and clinics, offering an outstanding, collaborative environment of fundamental, translational, and clinical scientists. The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art technology and excellent core facilities. Opportunities for training, professional development and networking for postdoctoral fellows are abundant and strengthened by an active Cardiovascular Research Cluster. The PIs possess strong track records of mentoring students, postdoctoral researchers, and clinical fellows.
Interested candidates are requested to send a cover letter describing scientific accomplishments and interests, a CV with publications, as well as contact information for three references, in one PDF file to the email address below.

Prof. Dr. Sarah Longnus,
Leader, Preclinical Research
Department of Cardiac Surgery