University of Miami, Department of Medicine

The University of Miami, Department of Medicine, division of Endocrinology is seeking a Post Doctoral Associate that will support investigations that focus on understanding the molecular mechanisms that govern growth and survival of islet b- cells.  The candidate will perform scientific research and studies under the supervision of managing staff. They will investigate the molecular and cellular biology of how insulin producing cells grow and die and how they adapt to diabetogenic conditions.  Perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting physical, chemical, biological and other research laboratory tests.   For more information and official job posting, please contact Dr. Werneck de Castro.

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University of Miami, Department of Medicine

The University of Miami, Department of Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Full-Time Assistant Scientist to work on the UHealth Campus. The Assistant Scientist carries out a particular research agenda in support of the University’s research goals and objectives. Moreover, the Assistant Scientist contributes to the scientific community by publishing research findings and promotes the University’s reputation as a leader in the field.  Applicants for the position should provide a brief statement of research interests, CV, and the names of three references to  Dr. Werneck de Castro.

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University of Iowa Internal Medicine

The laboratory of Dr. Yumi Imai in Internal Medicine at University of Iowa is recruiting postdoctoral fellows to join a dynamic and innovative research team that is a part of Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center. Research at Imai lab dissects pathogenesis of islet dysfunction in type 2 diabetes with a focus on lipid metabolism. Applications are invited from highly motivated candidates with Ph.D. and/or M.D. degrees. Expertise and skills in islet study, imaging, lipidology, and diabetes are highly relevant, but not required. In this position, you will address how production and clearance of lipids are regulated in pancreatic islets in health and deranged in diabetes using rodent and human islet models in vitro and in vivo. Candidates will also be encouraged to develop their own research projects. Interested candidates should send their CV, cover letter, a brief statement of research interest, and contact information with 3 references to Dr. Imai

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University of California San Francisco

The Tang lab at the University of California San Francisco is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work on projects on improving beta cell replacement therapy by promoting beta-cell survival in ischemia and developing local immune modulation strategies to avoid systemic immunosuppression. The ideal candidate should have experience in type 1 diabetes research, knowledge of transplant immunology, animal modeling, and enthusiasm for novel therapeutic development.  The Tang lab is located in the UCSF Diabetes Center among a group of highly collaborative labs with expertise in immunology, stem cell biology, and beta-cell biology.  Please contact Dr. Qizhi Tang for more information.

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University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

The Almaça lab in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in the Department of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UM) is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to join their enthusiastic and energetic research team. The overall goal of the Almaça lab is to define the role of blood vessels in the regulation of hormone secretion from pancreatic islets. Much of the work will be focused on studying the physiology of islet pericytes and endothelial cells and examining their impact on endocrine cell function. The successful applicant for this position should have a Ph.D. degree and a background in physiology and functional imaging approaches. Applicants should provide a brief statement of their research interests, CV, and the names of three references to Dr. Joana Almaça.

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Helmsley Charitable Trust

The Helmsley Charitable Trust seeks two Associate Program Officers who will work closely with and report to the T1D Program Officers within evolving grant portfolios that aim to identify biomedical interventions to delay and prevent the disease.  The Associate Program Officer will be responsible for substantive programmatic support of the following: review and response to scientific proposals, conducting due diligence for potential grants, managing and writing grant recommendations, monitoring progress of existing grants, keeping up to date on relevant scientific and clinical developments, and supporting new strategy development. The Associate Program Officer will help manage all administrative components of the grantmaking process, especially tasks associated with managing grant lifecycles, monitoring progress of grantees, tracking program budgets, ensuring accurate payment and accounting of grants, helping to plan and execute program-related meetings, and maintaining positive and proactive communication with grantees. Some travel, both domestic and international, is required for meetings with potential and current grantees, as well as to relevant conferences. Apply HERE.

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Indiana University School of Medicine

The laboratory of Dr. Evans-Molina, in the Wells Center for Pediatric Research in the Department of Pediatrics and the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to join our vibrant and diverse research team. The overall goal of the Evans-Molina lab is to define the molecular and signaling pathways in the pancreatic β cell that contribute to type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Much of this work is focused on the regulation of calcium homeostasis within the secretory pathway of the pancreatic β cell and testing how loss of calcium within this compartment leads to endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi stress and impaired proinsulin processing. The successful applicant for this position will have a Ph.D. degree and a background in laboratory-based investigation. Applicants for the position should provide a brief statement of research interests, CV, and the names of three references to Dr. Carmella Evans-Molina.

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham* (UAB) Heersink School of Medicine

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center (UCDC) are leading the recruitment of up to 10 investigators for a major strategic portfolio increase across basic, translational, clinical, and population science research efforts in diabetes. Recruitment is for tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure-earning faculty applicants with an MD, PhD or MD/PhD at all ranks and includes academic appointment in one or more of 27 academic departments across the Heersink SOM, many of which rank in the top 10 nationally in NIH funding.

All applications will be considered, but priority will be given to those with the following focus areas in diabetes and metabolism research:

  • single-cell biology
  • epigenetics
  • bioinformatics
  • investigator-initiated clinical trials
  • adult or pediatric longitudinal diabetes
  • studies
  • medical informatics
  • precision diabetes
  • translational type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • research
  • population health research in diabetes

Interested candidates should send their CV, cover letter, and contact information with 3 references to  Dr. Josh Carter.

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Indiana Biosciences Research Institute

Indiana Biosciences Research Institute is offering Postdoctoral positions to study the protection of antigen-specific monoclonal antibodies and engineered T cells against type 1 diabetes, supported by federal and local fundings. Candidates must have Ph.D. and/or M.D. degrees in immunology, biology, or a related field. Candidates with expertise and skills in Immunology, autoimmune disease, and diabetes are strongly encouraged to apply.  In this position, you will work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary team to study immune interventions using both animal models and human samples. Candidates will also be encouraged to develop their own research interests. Interested candidates should send their CV, cover letter, and contact information with 3 references to Dr. Li Zhang.

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University of Zurich

A postdoctoral fellow position is available at University of Zurich and ETH Zurich.  The Bodenmiller Lab is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to characterize the phenotypic and functional changes that occur in islets and their surrounding environment in the natural history of T1D. The project is embedded in an exciting multi-laboratory collaboration that will generate functional, single-cell genomics and imaging mass cytometry data from cultured pancreas slices. The selected candidate will use imaging mass cytometry (IMC) to analyze pancreas slices from human donors with T1D. Machine learning approaches and systems biology analyses will be used to integrate the different types of data and correlate phenotypic changes with functional measurements performed on the same slices.  In this position you will work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary team to study immune cells and pancreatic islet and exocrine cells in human pancreas slices. You will develop novel single-cell approaches to integrate functional, genomics and imaging mass cytometry data. A highly motivated Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. level researcher with a passion for science who would like to work in a collaborative multidisciplinary research environment that combines tissue biology, computational biology, systems biology and biomedicine.  Applicants for the position should provide a brief statement of research interests, CV, and the names of three references to Dr. Bodenmiller.

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Oregon Health & Science University

The Department of Molecular & Medical Genetics at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to study adeno-associated virus (AAV) and its application for human gene therapy in the lab, led by Professor Hiroyuki Nakai, M.D., Ph.D. Specifically, the lab is looking for a post-doctoral researcher who can effectively lead several projects, including a multi-PI (MPI) NIH project ” U01DK123608 (MPIs: Nakai, Grompe and Kay): Gene Therapy for Diabetes.” We seek to develop clinically relevant novel AAV vectors and methods for in vivo regeneration of insulin-secreting beta cells in rhesus macaques and understand the mechanisms behind the technologies. Interested applicants are encouraged to send a cover letter and C.V. to
Dr. Hiroyuki Nakai.

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Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School

Post-Doctoral Fellowship position in the Kulkarni Lab at Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School.  One position is available immediately for a period of 3 years each. Applications are invited from individuals with a PhD or MD or MD PhD degrees. Candidates with expertise in Bioinformatics will be especially relevant. Prospective candidates should have expertise in handling large ‘omics’ databases and be willing to work closely with other Fellows in the lab to assist in analyses of biological data from diverse projects focused on Metabolism. These include but are not restricted to defining pathways and identifying mechanisms that regulate pancreatic (endocrine and exocrine) biology and inter-organ cross-talk in the overall maintenance of glucose homeostasis. Other projects include induced pluripotent stem cells, genetically engineered and humanized mouse models. Candidates will also be encouraged to develop their own research interests. Applicants for the position should provide a brief statement of research interests, CV, and the names of three references to Dr. Kulkarni.

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Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Child Health Institute of New Jersey. The position is available in El Ouaamari’s laboratory to investigate the role of the peripheral neurons in the regulation of systemic energy homeostasis in the context of obesity and diabetes. Self-driven, creative, resourceful and independent candidates with a PhD in neuroscience or neurobiology are encouraged to apply. Prior postdoctoral experience in neuroscience or related fields is preferred. Successful applicants will develop a research project focused on understanding how peripheral neurons control glucose and lipid homeostasis—with the long-term goal of identifying high-value biological data that can be harnessed to design neuromodulation-based strategies to counter obesity and diabetes. The candidate must be skilled in using in vitro and in vivo techniques for manipulating and monitoring neuronal activity and should have strong records of productivity and achievement. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in islet biology as well. The successful candidate will also contribute to the training of undergraduate and graduate students and work closely with the PI on preparation and submission of research/review articles and grants.  Please send cover letter and CV to Dr. Abdelfattah El Ouaamari.

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University of Florida

The Diabetes Institute at the University of Florida (UFDI) is recruiting up to two new Postdoctoral Research Associate positions. Our type 1 diabetes program recognized, at an international level, for outstanding research, training, and clinical care. It is well-funded by a series of individual, programmatic, and training level (T32, F, K) grants supported by numerous federal (NIH) and foundational agencies. Our research programs are broad in their scope, highly interdisciplinary, and translational. Faculty affiliated with the UFDI are engaged in innovative and cutting edge research in the areas of autoimmunity, genetics, metabolism, pathology, cell biology, microscopy, and imaging.  Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, NIH Biosketch/personal research statement (one-two pages), and three letters of recommendation.  Three letters of reference should be sent directly to Dr. Todd Brusko.

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University of Pittsburgh

The Freyberg laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh is offering Postdoctoral positions to study roles of dopamine in pancreatic hormone secretion and in diabetes. Candidates must have Ph.D. and/or M.D. degrees. Previous experience with molecular biology, mammalian cell and pancreatic islet culture, fluorescence microscopy is also preferred but not required, although candidates with experience in these skills are strongly encouraged to apply. Training in more advanced techniques is a key aim of the postdoctoral position; the biggest requirement is the enthusiasm and ambition of the candidate to make important contributions to our understanding of dopamine actions in metabolism. Interested candidates should send their CV, a one-page summary of their past research and future research interests, and the contact information for 2-3 references directly to Dr. Zachary Freyberg.

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Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina

The laboratory of Dr. Leonardo Ferreira in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina is searching for a postdoctoral fellow to lead regulatory T cell (Treg) research projects in the lab. The objective of the Ferreira Lab is to design and develop engineered immune cell therapies for autoimmune disease and aging. The candidate must have a PhD in biology, immunology, or a related field, and have demonstrated quality publication of their work. Please send your CV, cover letter, and contact information with three references to  Dr. Leonardo Ferreira.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The Powers & Brissova Research Group in Vanderbilt University seeks a Data Curator to lead data and metadata curation for human pancreas and islet phenotyping projects. As a member of a multidisciplinary research team, the candidate will coordinate and maintain project timelines, assess and continually improve on best practices for local metadata/data storage and annotation, and assist group members with data analysis, visualization, and sharing. These responsibilities will include supporting the Pancreatlas™ imaging resource, a public platform created at Vanderbilt to bring together imaging data from human pancreas samples to accelerate diabetes-related research. The candidate will assist contributors with submitting and publishing imaging and other data types, including integrating existing metadata ontologies and identifying opportunities for cross-referencing with different scientific programs. The candidate will also use their knowledge of data structures to assist database developers in building a graph database and visualization tools connecting imaging and omic resources. For more information and official job posting, contact Dr. Marcela Brissova

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center

A multidisciplinary team at Vanderbilt seeks a Project Manager to coordinate multiple aspects of the Pancreatlas™ imaging resource, a public platform created to bring together imaging data from human pancreas samples to accelerate diabetes-related research. The candidate will oversee project operations, including maintaining documentation and organizational structures, leading regular meetings and establishing milestones, developing data visualization and metadata fields for new data types, identifying potential connections and collaborators, and creating written communications for conferences, meetings, or general publicity within the research community. The candidate will also provide biological expertise for data curation and publication. For more information and official job posting, contact
Dr. Diane Saunders.

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The University of Chicago’s Department of Medicine

The University of Chicago’s Department of Medicine is searching for full-time physician scientist faculty members at any rank. Appointees will maintain a productive research program and provide patient care directly. Other responsibilities will include teaching and supervision of trainees and students. We are interested in applicants in any area of scientific investigation and clinical subspecialty, and especially welcome those whose research focus more broadly is in the areas of immunology/inflammation, diabetes, obesity, metabolism, sleep disorders, or cancer biology. Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must: 1) have a medical doctorate or equivalent, and 2) hold or be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Illinois. Please send your CV, cover letter, and contact information with 3 references to Dr. Mirmira.

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Benaroya Research Institute

Benaroya Research Institute’s Center for Interventional Immunology seeking outstanding clinical investigator for faculty position as well as post-doctorate candidates or research fellows interested in clinical/translational research in type 1 diabetes and/or autoimmunity.  Please send your CV, cover letter, and contact information with 3 references to Dr. Carla Greenbaum.

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University of British Columbia

A new Stem Cell and Genome Editing Core Facility situated within the Kieffer Research Group University of British Columbia has an opportunity for a highly motivated and collaborative technician to support diverse regenerative medicine research initiatives. The candidate will assist with the dayto-day operation of the Core, will generate human induced pluripotent cells (iPSCs), and will culture and differentiate human embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and iPSCs down pancreatic lineages.  Candidates should submit a cover letter outlining research interests and fit with the laboratory’s research along with resume.

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The Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope

The Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope is looking for a talented Postdoctoral Fellow. The collaborative laboratories of Dr. John Kaddis is seeking innovative postdoctoral candidates to conduct in-silico translational research in the field of type 1 diabetes (T1D). This individual will participate in one or more projects that examine the role of molecular, cellular, genetic, and epidemiological variation in T1D. This candidate will have an opportunity to work with specialists in the fields of immunology, diabetes, and data/computer science. Expertize in statistical methods for disease risk prediction and modeling, as well as clinical data, genome sequence, SNP array, “-omics”, and large-scale genetic association analysis is helpful. Experience with public databases/repositories is highly desired. Necessary skills include those from bioinformatics, computer/data science, mathematics, software engineering, and computational biology.  Interested applicants should send a letter, CV, and contact information for 2-4 references to Dr. John Kaddis.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

The Voight lab invites applications for a computational Post-Doctoral position at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, within the Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics and the Department of Genetics. The lab focuses on translating discoveries from human genetics data into insights about the biological basis and genetic architecture of human disease (ultimately toward developing new therapeutics targets for human disease), and understanding selection during recent human evolution.  Adding some focal work on computational analyses for T2D. The candidate will have a MD, PhD, or equivalent doctorate, with a strong background in one or more of the following areas: statistics, biostatistics, population genetics, human genetics, genetic epidemiology, computational biology and/or genomics, bioinformatics.  To apply, please send (i) a cover letter that includes the names and contacts for three references and a short statement of research interests, and (ii) a current CV to: Dr. Benjamin Voight.

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Vanderbilt Diabetes Center

The Powers & Brissova research group in the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center is a seeking postdoctoral fellows to study human pancreas and islet biology with a focus on gene expression and developmental biology of single cells. We are especially interested individuals with computational or informatics expertise, multimodal, multiplex experience, or live cell imaging experience. Please send current CV to Dr. Al Powers.

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University of Chicago

The University of Chicago beta cell/diabetes research group under the direction of Dr. Raghu Mirmira has funded openings for several postdoctoral research scientists with interest in applying/learning cell biological techniques (immunoprecipitation, immunohistochemistry, confocal imaging), mouse genetic skills, human islet biology, and immunology and inflammation research.  NIH-funded research projects in the Mirmira laboratory include the study of beta cell development and function, human islet gene regulation and mRNA translation, and islet cytokine signaling in the context of type 1 diabetes.  The University of Chicago Diabetes Center is a highly interactive and diverse research environment with a strong history of mentoring and career development of junior scientists.  In addition to a rich research environment, the Center and School of Medicine provide numerous scientific seminar series, career development workshops, and the opportunity to interact with a diverse pool of international scientists in a dynamic and exciting city.  Interested applicants are encouraged to send an updated CV and names of 3 references to Dr. Raghu Mirmira, MD, PhD, Director, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago.

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Diabetes Center of Excellence at the University of Massachusetts Medical School

The Diabetes Center of Excellence at the University of Massachusetts Medical School invites applications for a SENIOR TENURED or JUNIOR TENURE-TRACK basic science or clinical investigator faculty position. The Diabetes Center of Excellence currently consists of basic and physician scientists representing a broad range of disciplines in the biomedical and clinical sciences, with members from several Medical School Departments and Programs working together as central New England’s leading center for diabetes clinical care, innovation, and discovery. The Center occupies state-of-the-art research space on an expanding Medical School campus. Basic investigators benefit from core facilities for deep sequencing, proteomics, genotyping, fluorescence-activated cell sorting, digital imaging/confocal microscopy, genomics/bioinformatics, transgenic/knockout mice, and mouse metabolic phenotyping. Clinical and community investigators benefit from infrastructure for recruitment and retention of research participants, measurement, behavioral and nutritional intervention resources and facilities, and academic-community research partnerships. Adult and pediatric clinical efforts of the Diabetes Center are housed in a wonderful Ambulatory Clinical Care building designed so that patients can receive appropriate retinal photos, foot care, diabetes education, and other routine medical care at one location. The position will be highly competitive with regard to start-up funds, laboratory space (if needed) and salary. The Center seeks an individual of outstanding research potential relating to diabetes pathophysiology or treatment. Applicants should send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and names and addresses of three references to Drs. Harlan and Greiner  c/o Patricia Cannon.

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