[Zbrafish] Group Leader Opportunities at the Center for
Regenerative Therapies Dresden
boekel at mpi-cbg.de
Thu Jun 15 09:47:37 EST 2006
The new DFG Research Center Regenerative Therapies Dresden (www.crt-
dresden.de) focuses on fundamental research into Regeneration, Tissue
Engineering and Stem Cells. In a joint effort of several scientific
institutions in Dresden, it forms a network of currently 54 research
groups plus commercial partners, working in the areas of Haematology/
Oncology, Diabetes, Neurodegenerative disorders, Bone/Cartilage
replacement and Cardiovascular disease. Available immediately, we
offer positions of limited duration for
8 Junior Research Group Leaders.
The period of employment is in accordance with the Framework Act of
Higher Education (Hochschulrahmengesetz HRG) as amended.
Remuneration is offered in accordance with the salary scale BAT-O Ia;
individual salaries depend on the candidates' personal and
educational background and work experience. Applicants are expected
to have an outstanding international scientific qualification in
The Junior Research Groups will run for 6 years. They are subject to
a time limit which is
31 December 2009. Prior to the expiration of the contract, an
evaluation is conducted to assess further extension of the contract
and the conversion of 3 of the 8 Group Leader positions into
permanent W2 professorships (tenure track option). Each group
consists of the position for the group leader, one postdoc, one PhD
student and one technical assistant. The basic equipment and running
costs are available. Together with 3 additional new professorships,
the new junior research groups will be housed in a new state-of-the-
art building equipped with a shared central technology platform. The
new building will be located next to the BIOTECnology Center of the
TUD (www.biotec.tu-dresden.de) and the Max-Planck Institute of
Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (www.mpi-cbg.de) on the Medical
School Campus. Key avenues for research efforts in the new center
will complement the existing strengths.
The Research Center is particularly interested to appoint group
leaders working in the following areas:
Animal models of regeneration (J1). The goal is to understand
regeneration in relation to progenitor cell development in vertebrate
model organisms and tissues that have, as a natural phenomenon,
excellent abilities to regenerate, e.g. amphibians or zebrafish.
Preclinical approaches of stem cells in regenerative therapy
(J2). The goal is to perform translational research for specific stem
cell types that are approaching use for human clinical therapy, e.g.
mesenchymal stem cells and neural stem cells.
Cell biological basis of stem cell/progenitor cell development
(J3, J4). Recognizing the overwhelming need for better understanding
of cell biological mechanisms in stem cell activity for all research
areas, these research teams will specifically investigate critical
mechanisms controlling stem cell activity.
Engineering of stem cell behavior using materials science
approaches (J5, J6). The goal is to understand and engineer scaffolds
and matrices mimicking the extracellular environment that either
support or prevent regeneration/stem cells, and to model this
environment in suitable in vivo assays.
Nanotechnological control/engineering of tissue regeneration
(J7). The goal will be to achieve specific engineering and
nanotechnological designs of e.g. functionalized surfaces,
microvalves and controllable hydrogels that allow a spatial and
temporal specific stimulation of stem cell populations.
Immunotolerance in regeneration (J8). Host immune reactions
are a serious problem in type I diabetes and transplantation of
organs, stem cells or engineered tissues alike. Using animal models,
the group will research immunological and genetic means of inducing
immunotolerance, e.g. by selective epitope or reactive lymphocyte
Please indicate which position(s) you are applying for.
For further information, see www.crt-dresden.de and www.biotec.tu-
dresden.de. Women are specifically encouraged to apply. Handicapped
applicants are favored given otherwise identical qualification.
Applications and two letters of recommendation should be sent by July
28th, 2006 to the following address: TU Dresden, BIOTEC, Prof. Dr.
Michael Brand, Speaker of the CRTD, Tatzberg 47-51, 01307 Dresden,
Germany; email: director at biotec.tu-dresden.de.
Dr. Christian Boekel
BIOTEC, TU Dresden
christian.boekel at biotec.tu-dresden.de
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