Here you can find opportunities available from our members and partners and learn about those who are looking for a position.

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Imperial College London

PhD studentship "RNA methylation in Diabetes endothelial damage contributing to limb ischaemia”

Preliminary applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship (reserved to British and European citizens, only, following founder guidelines) in the Professor Costanza Emanueli group. The studentship is fully funded by Diabetes UK, for 3 years. The PhD project will involve exploring the role of RNA modifications in endothelial cells (ECs) in the context of type-2 diabetes mellitus (DM).

The PhD student will be supervised by Prof Emanueli and co-supervised by Dr Aranzazu Chamorro-Jorganes, who also has extensive experience in ncRNAs and vascular biology. Through a combination of seminars and independent research, students develop the necessary skill-sets to become future research leaders in the cardiovascular sciences. Training is structured to encourage students to take novel, interdisciplinary approaches to address key cardiovascular questions.

The winning candidate will hold undergraduate biomedical degree at first or at least upper-second level and preferably from a top-class UK or European University & a Master degree. Ideally, the candidate will have a background in molecular and cellular biology.

For preliminary information, please email to and attach a short CV with your education track and research experience (if any).

The expected starting date is between May and July 2018.

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Imperial College London

Postdoctoral in vascular biology and regeneration

Cardiolinc Board Member Prof Costanza Emanueli, British Heart Foundation Chair of Cardiovascular Science, is looking to to recruit a highly enthusiastic and capable research associate at postdoc level to deliver projects in the field of vascular regenerative medicine.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF)-funded post research in her lab at the Imperial College London focusing on acellular regenerative strategy, spanning from regulatory RNA to exosomes (endogenous and synthetic). The post is expected to contribute to new technological advancement to the team enabling to better their already strong exosome research reaching out to development of synthetic nanoparticles of second generation and improving their delivery systems. RNA biology and/or in vivo work (in murine myocardial ischemia models) are also areas of high interest and would fit well in the role.

Prof Emanueli is looking for future leaders and willing to mentor their research careers. The winning candidate will need to show a strong potential (capability, personality, focus, long-term commitment and previous achievements commensurate to the years of active research) to progress toward externally funded positions. He/she will have equally shown to be a good team player and work under coordination of the PI, supporting her wider programme of research.

Read the full post announcement here.

Luxembourg Institute of Health

PhD Student in Cardiovascular Research  

In the context of an FNR-funded CORE project, Dr Yvan Devaux (Head of LIH's Cardiovascular Research Unit and President of Cardiolinc) is looking to recruit a PhD Student.

The project aims to identify novel RNA biomarkers that can be used to predict neurological outcome and survival after cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest is a main health issue affecting 400,000 persons per year in Europe and 400 in Luxembourg.

Past investigations from the Cardiovascular Research Unit identified microRNAs in cardiac arrest patients. Here, the aim is to extend these research activities to long non-coding RNAs and circular RNAs.

Methodologies will include deep RNA sequencing, quantitative PCR, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics and biostatistics. One national and two international multi-center cohorts of patients with cardiac arrest are available for the project.

3-year fixed-term contract (up to 4 years), full time, starting early 2018.

Application deadline: January, 2018.

For more information and application details, follow the button below:


Luxembourg Institute of Health

Laboratory Technician 

In the context of an FNR-funded CORE project, Dr Yvan Devaux (Head of LIH's Cardiovascular Research Unit and President of Cardiolinc) is looking to recruit a Laboratory Technician.


  • Perform experiments as a technician on a specific project and carry out broader tasks.
  • Suggest or Take initiatives (depending on the seniority) to resolve or prevent technical problems in consultation with the project leader and enhance teamwork.
  • Run a team of junior technicians (if applicable) in cooperation with the project leader.


  • Laboratory Technician’s diploma (three years' higher education required).
  • Practical experience in one or several of the following areas: cell culture, molecular biology, biochemistry. 
  • Rigor, strong work discipline, team player, self-driven motivation, initiative taking, punctual and reliable.
  • Languages skills: fluent command of English, knowledge of another language of the European Union (e.g. French) is an asset.

2-year fixed-term contract, part-time (50%), starting early 2018.

Application deadline: January, 2018.

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Technical University in Munich

Postdoctoral researcher - molecular cell biology/physiology

The Vascular Biology laboratory at the Technical University in Munich, Germany (led by Cardiolinc member Lars Maegdefessel) within the Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, is looking for a Postdoctoral researcher with experience in molecular cell biology/physiology. The project, which is funded by the ERC Starting Grant NORVAS and the German Center for Cardiovascular Research Center (DZHK), aims to investigate the role and function of long non-coding RNAs and circular RNAs in vascular disease development and progression. The main diseases in focus are aortic aneurysms and advanced atherosclerosis/plaque vulnerability.

The lab is particularly interested in smooth muscle cell biology, and how non-coding RNAs control cell fate decisions. RNA sequencing and single cell analysis in disease-relevant human tissue specimens of the Munich Vascular Biobank have already identified several candidate ncRNAs, which will now be functionally assessed in experimental in vitro and in vivo models (including a novel preclinical model using genetically mutated mini-pigs). Several collaborations within the network of the Munich Heart Alliance exist, and allow access to state-of-the-art core facilities and laboratories. Apart from the local collaborations, this current project is conducted together with partner labs at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden and Stanford University, USA. The host laboratory is located on the Biederstein Campus, along the scenic English Garden in Munich’s Schwabing district.

The applicant must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and should have a strong publication record in international peer reviewed journals indicating appropriate experience. Excellent organizational skills are highly valued, as well as the ability to take initiative to interact as a part of an international team. The lab language is English, therefore speaking German is not a requirement. Desired laboratory skills include extensive experience in molecular biology and physiology. The ideal candidate has worked with non-coding RNAs in previous studies. However, experience with models of cardiovascular disease is not a requirement.

To apply, send your CV, list of publications, and names of 2 references to

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The University of Edinburgh

Postdoctoral research fellow - Non-coding RNAs in cardiovascular disease

The focus of the position will be on the importance of miR143HG long non-coding RNA in vascular pathophysiology, with an emphasis on pulmonary hypertension. This will involve analysis of both microRNA and long non-coding RNA in vitro, in vivo and in human biological samples and is in collaboration with Professor Nick Morrell, Cambridge.

Applicants must have a PhD and appropriate experience indicated by publications in international peer reviewed journals. You must possess excellent organisational skills and be capable of individual initiative and of interacting as part of a team. Laboratory skills required include experience in virology, particularly interactions of virus with the host.

Closing date: 18 September 2017

Informal inquiries:

For details and to apply, follow this link, click on the "search" filed (top left of page) and then put in the vacancy reference number 040929. It is the first link that appears in the search results.


Marie Curie Individual Fellowship in Paris (Elvesys Microfluidic)

The young innovative French company Elvesys Microfluidic Innovation Center  in Paris, has a post-doc opportunity related to microfluidics, biology and lab on a chip. The company is looking for candidates to submit with it a prestigious Marie Curie Individual Fellowship application.

This fellowship is a 2-year post-doctoral contract with ~4200 euros gross salary (~3300 euros net salary). It is an opportunity to perform cutting-edge research while being trained in business and entrepreneurship.

For more information, please contact Lydie Jeux at

Funding Scheme available to British Heart Foundation (BHF) Chairholders

Professor Costanza Emanueli, British Heart Foundation Chair of Cardiovascular Science, University of Bristol, is looking for a talented scholar to sponsor under a BHF scholarship scheme. The scholarship will be available from June 2017, however, it is possible to start the contract from April 2017.

The candidate should be able to co-write a grant and/or prepare a personal fellowship during the scholarship period (15-17 months). The scheme pays either the scholar’s salary or a BHF stipend and university fees (if the scholar has registered for a PhD). The scheme aims to support young researchers for an interim period while they secure longer-term funding from the BHF or another source, ultimately encouraging and helping them to pursue a career in academic cardiovascular science or medicine.

To submit your application, send the following documents to

  • Letter of support
  • CV
  • Career intentions
  • Proposed basic salary
  • Starting date

Click here to learn more details about the scheme.

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University of Bristol, School of Clinical Sciences

Research Associate - Non-coding RNAs into Ischaemic Heart Disease

The School of Clinical Sciences have a vacancy for a Research Associate working in the Bristol Royal Infirmary.

You will assist the laboratory of Professor Costanza Emanueli's group in successful networks of basic and clinical scientists working at progressing basic science research to clinically useful applications where this new post will benefit from working in this exciting, multidisciplinary environment.

This role will look to understand the contribution of non-coding RNAs into ischaemic heart disease associated with diabetes mellitus funded by the British Heart Foundation in collaboration with Imperial College London, where travel is expected between both sites involved in the research.

Closing date for applications: 26 February 2017

The University of Edinburgh

Grade 8 or 9 senior scientist position in ncRNA in cardiovascular disease

A grade 8 or 9 senior scientist position in non-coding RNA in cardiovascular disease is available to join the Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, aligned with the British Heart Foundation Chair held by Professor Andrew H Baker. The post is available until 31 July 2021 and is suited to someone wishing to develop an independent research career in the above field or research and will develop a research group and generate high impact publications.

The successful candidate may be enrolled in the Edinburgh Scientific Academic Training programme (ESAT).

Applications are welcome from everyone irrespective of gender or ethnic group. As women and members of ethnic minorities are currently under-represented in posts at this level we particularly encourage applications from members of these groups.

Closing date: 22 November 2016

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