Doctoral position (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (m/w/div), E13 TV-L 65%) (m/f/div.) (Parttime)

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Institute for Clinical Diabetology (Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Roden), Research Group Energy Metabolism (Head: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Roden)

The Research Training Group 2576 “vivid – in vivo investigations towards the early development of type 2 diabetes” established by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf invites applications for a

doctoral position (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (m/w/div.), E13 TV-L 65%).

Initial appointment until 28.02.2025 with an option for extension.

Tasks & Responsibilities

Vivid is a joint initiative by leading scientists from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), University Hospital Düsseldorf (UKD) and the German Diabetes Center, Leibnitz Center for Diabetes Research at HHU (DDZ). The Research Training Group brings together junior researchers from different disciplines in life sciences and medicine to conduct innovative research in the field of diabetes development within a framework of unique infrastructure and metabolic expertise. A structured and coherent education program comprising translational aspects provides a solid basis for training and mentoring of medical scientists in order to expand knowledge in basic and clinical diabetes research.

Skills & Expertise

  • enthusiasm and dedication to our research and training program.
  • continuous contribution and participation in curricular activities.
  • cooperation with fellow students and scholars participating in the program.
  • timely preparation of manuscripts, thesis and adherence to the principles of good scientific practice.

Applicants are required to hold a diploma or master’s degree (or equivalent) with excellent results in a life science discipline such as Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Medicine, Molecular Biology, or comparable. Please send your application to the Human Resources Department of the German Diabetes Center ( For detailed information regarding our program for research and training and the academic staff involved in our Research Training Group, please refer to the vivid homepage ( The vacant doctoral position is available in project 3 of the Research Training Group 2576.

We offer

  • an exciting, dynamic and international working environment and unique resources for diabetes research.
  • mentoring and close supervision by an interdisciplinary team of experienced principal investigators.
  • a structured and coherent education program including specialized lectures, expert hands-on training courses, and opportunities for internships in clinical research.
  • participation in the training program of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD NEXT) and further opportunities for career development.

Please submit the following documents summarized in one PDF file:

  • application form (available at for download).
  • a cover letter (max. 1 page).
  • a curriculum vitae.
  • a complete transcript of academic records, including the last school report obtained before entering university (Abitur or equivalent).
  • your graduate thesis as a separate pdf-file.
  • a letter of reference.

You may also contact Dr. Lucia Mastrototaro ( for more information or the coordination office for specific project-related and organizational questions. Please submit your complete application until 12th November 2023 with job ID VIVID-D-10-23 to the Human Resources Department of the German Diabetes Center (

Data collection and further processing of your application will take place mainly by means of electronic data processing. The regulations pertaining to data protection laws will be adhered to. By sending us your application you consent to this procedure.

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