Human Islet Research Network

Job Postings – Research


Professor and Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research at University of Tennessee Health Science Center

  • The Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) invites applications from nationally and internationally renowned individuals for the position of Eldon D. & Ruth Connell Endowed Chair Professor of Diabetes Research. The Department of Physiology at UTHSC was recently ranked ninth out of all Physiology Departments in North America for total research funding. Outstanding collaborative opportunities and excellent resources are available in the Department of Physiology and the Division of Endocrinology at the UTHSC. In addition to the endowed chair fund, this position comes with a competitive start-up package. Qualified candidates are expected to be leaders in the field of diabetes research with an internationally-recognized research program that is supported by robust extramural funding. Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, complete CV, summary of research accomplishments and goals, and names and contact information of five references to the Search Committee Chair, Jonathan H. Jaggar, PhD, Maury W. Bronstein Endowed Professor. The full description of this opportunity can be found here.
    Date Posted: October 8, 2018

Faculty Position

  • The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of of Microbiology and Immunology is accepting applications for Assistant and Associate Professor level for investigators with research interests related to immunotherapy of cancer, autoimmunity, or infectious diseases. We are particularly interested in applicants that study the human immune response and have an established funded research program. Significant resources will be made available toward this recruitment. Applicants should have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent, at least 3 years of postdoctoral training, and a willingness to contribute to the missions of the Department of Microbiology and lmmunology and the Miller School of Medicine. Quality research facilities, start-up funds, and salary support will be provided to the appointees. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, statement describing research accomplishments and future research goals, relevant reprints, and the names of three references to Ms. Silvia Arguelles . UMiami.-Translational-Immunology.pdf (7 downloads)  
    Date Posted: December 12, 2018

  • The Benaroya Research Institute is accepting applications for Assistant and Associate Members from well-qualified PhD and/or MD investigators to develop and lead their independent research laboratory program. The Benaroya Research Institute is an independent research institute with a focus on immune-mediated diseases, including autoimmunity and allergy. There are currently 16 faculty with research programs ranging from systems immunology and basic mechanisms of immunity and inflammation to human translational studies and interventional immunology and clinical trials. BRI also has state-of-the-art core facilities in transcriptomics, including single cell analysis, human MHCII tetramers and flow cytometry. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names of three references to Immunology Recruit.   Benaroya. Immunology-Faculty-advertisement.pdf (26 downloads)
    Date Posted: October 11, 2018

Senior Research Associate

  • Senior Research Associate at University of Pennsylvania to be part of the Human Pancreas Analysis Program (HPAP).  This project involves developing critical new technologies, including CyTOF, imaging mass cytometry, and single cell genomics, for the analysis of the changes that occur in the human endocrine pancreas in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes (publication of work). The successful applicant will join a highly interactive and productive team, and will build on our existing technologies and develop them to maturity.   Ph.D. or equivalent are required, with expertise in either multispectral imaging or single cell genomics. Pay is commensurate with experience. Send CV and two letters of recommendation directly to Dr. Klaus Kaestner

    Date Posted: August 21, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

  • Postdoctoral position in the Lab of Dr. Doris Stoffers in the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism within the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. We are investigating molecular mechanisms whereby pancreatic beta cells respond to stress.  Failure of beta cell numbers or function underlies the progression of all forms of diabetes and we envision that our progress in this area could identify new nodes to target for therapeutic intervention.  Our current efforts are focused on a stress responsive Pdx1 containing transcriptional complex and its targets and on the role of the polyC binding protein family of RNA binding proteins in the post-transcriptional regulatory landscape of beta cells.  A PhD is required; experience in genetic mouse models, islet physiology, advanced molecular techniques, high throughput sequencing methodologies and bioinformatics, proteomics, metabolomics is helpful. Please send a brief statement of research interests, CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Doris Stoffers
    Date Posted: November 11, 2018

  • Postdoctoral position at Joslin Diabetes Center in the Lab of Dr. Stephan Kissler. A Postdoc position is currently available to study gene mutations that protect pancreatic beta cells against autoimmunity. We have conducted a genome scale CRISPR screen in beta cells and have identified several target genes, two of which are GWAS candidates for human diabetes, whose disruption prevents immune-mediated cell death. We are now investigating the mechanisms by which these gene modifications protect beta cells against autoimmunity. This cutting-edge research is part of a JDRF and NIH funded project conducted in collaboration with groups at the Joslin Diabetes Center and at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. Please send a letter of motivation, CV and contact information for two references to Dr. Stephan Kissler KisslerLab_2018.pdf (25 downloads)
    Date Posted: November 7, 2018

  • Postdoctoral position in the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Florida starting in the lab of Dr. Martha Campbell-Thompson. The candidate will participate in a JDRF-funded project exploring the functional roles of the sympathetic nervous system on human islet alpha-cells and neurotransmission in health and type 1 diabetes. The Principle Investigator is a member of the UF Diabetes Institute, a highly ranked center of diabetes excellent for interdisciplinary and translational research. The applicant should have a PhD degree in neuroscience or related filed with an excellent record of accomplishment for innovative research involving anatomical and functional mapping. We are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual with experience in neuroanatomy, immunolocalization, molecular biology and advanced microscopy and image analysis. Anticipated start date after November 1, 2018. Please send cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references directly to Jobs UFlorida UF.-Postdoctoral-Position-JDRF-v2.pdf (24 downloads)
    Date Posted: October 18, 2018

  • Postdoctoral position at Weill Cornell Medicine starting in the lab of Dr. Joe Zhou starting in the spring of 2019. The lab employs a diverse array of latest technologies including stem cell culture, mouse genetic models, CRSPR-CAS9, single-cell Sequencing, chemical screens, transplantation, and others.The candidate should have a PhD or MD degree, and at least one first-author publication that demonstrates proficiency in research. He/she should have vigorous training in at least one of the following fields: stem cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, proteomics, or mouse genetics. Send CV and contact information directly to Dr. Joe Zhou. Zhou.Postdoc.Oct2018.pdf (23 downloads)

    Date Posted: October 12, 2018

  • Postdoctoral position at the University of Miami in the Lab of Dr. Joana Almaca to focus on the role of microvasculature in type 1 diabetes. Strong scientific background in molecular physiology and demonstrated scientific problem solving ability and creativity. Experience in confocal microscopy, calcium imaging and image quantification is highly desired. Candidates should also have excellent communication skills and publication records, should have a track record of obtaining their own funding, and must be able to work in a highly collaborative manner.  Send detailed CV, list of publications and statement of research directly to Dr. Joana Almaca Almaca.-Postdoc.-October2018.pdf (28 downloads)

    Date Posted: October 11, 2018

  • Postdoctoral position at the University of California, San Diego in the Labs of Drs. Maike Sander and Kyle Gauton. field, and have experience with high-throughput sequence data. Additional experience working with single cell data would be ideal. Our research team is equipped with next-generation sequencing technology, state-of-the-art computational resources, hPSC culture facilities, and sophisticated experimental platforms for functional validation.  Send detailed CV, list of publications and statement of research directly to Drs. Maike Sander  and Kyle Gaulton Posdoc.-Sander_Gaulton.docx (43 downloads)

    Date Posted: August 23, 2018 

  • Postdoctoral position at University of Pennsylvania to be part of the Human Pancreas Analysis Program (HPAP).  The individual will contribute to our project on “Drivers and consequences of beta cell DNA damage in type 1 diabetes” within HIRN CBDS consortium.  We propose to develop novel technologies to determine physiological responses to genomic stress in human beta cells, including the potential accumulation of somatic mutations, all at the single cell level. We will analyze the cumulative mutation load of human beta-cells in diabetes, based on our hypothesis that metabolic insults and abortive replication attempts result in the accumulation of somatic mutations, contributing to loss of function and possibly to immunogenicity in diabetes. To accomplish this goal, we will determine the cumulative mutation load of stressed beta-cells using single cell exome-, RNA-, and ATACseq analysis. We will employ cutting-edge and emerging technologies that are already established in our laboratories. We have assembled an outstanding team of scientists with complementary expertise, ranging from human islet transplantation to computational biology, to assemble an atlas of the human endocrine pancreas in health and disease at the single cell level. The successful applicant will join a highly interactive and productive team, and will build on our existing technologies existing in the Kaestner Lab.  Ph.D. or equivalent are required, with expertise islet biology and molecular genetics. Send CV and two letters of recommendation directly to Dr. Klaus Kaestner.

    Date Posted: August 21, 2018

  • Postdoctoral position at Rutgers University/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in the Lab of Dr. Abdelfattah El Ouaamari.  Recruiting for a self-driven, creative and organized candidates with a PhD in neuroscience, biochemistry or molecular and cellular biology are encouraged to apply. The candidate must possess skills in manipulating and assessing neuronal activity. Prior experience working with rodents is required. Preference will be given to applicants who also have experience with pancreatic islets. Candidates should have a strong record of productivity and publication in the fields of neuroscience/neurobiology or islet biology.  Interested individuals should send CV, cover letter and names and details of 3 references directly to Dr. El Ouaamari. El_Ouaamari_Postdoc_August2018.pdf (43 downloads)
    Date Posted: August 21, 2018

  • Postdoctoral position at the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases at Indiana University School of Medicine in the Lab of Dr. Amelia Linnemann. Recruiting for a postdoc with interest in islet biology, microscopy (confocal, multiphoton, super-res), and animal models of diabetes (zebrafish, mouse) to my lab in the highly interactive NIH-funded Diabetes Center at Indiana University. Please contact Amelia Linnemann, PhD directly for additional information or to apply.  Linnemann_Postdoc-ad_082318.pdf (42 downloads)
    Date Posted: August 17, 2018

  • Postdoctoral position at the University of Alberta in the lab of Dr. Patrick McDonald. Will begin recruiting for individuals interested in human islet biology, single-cell functional phenotyping, imaging, and interaction with collaborators in areas that include genomics and computational biology. Click here for more information or to apply.
    Date Posted: August 17, 2018