Job Postings – Research

Faculty Positions

The Diabetes Clinical Research Program (DCRP) at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) seeks to recruit outstanding applicants for a new faculty position. The appointment will be at the at the assistant, associate or full member level, commensurate with experience, training and achievement.  The DCRP is an international leader in type 1 (autoimmune) diabetes research. The program’s goal is to help families with type 1 diabetes by investigating ways to prevent the disease, finding new approaches of diagnosing it in its earliest stage to optimize the potential for successful treatment, and testing innovative new therapies. We are looking for an investigator with strong interest in clinical research and clinical trials to take a leadership role within the DCRP and work on national, regional, and local projects in type 1 diabetes. Qualified candidates should send inquiries or an application package comprising their curriculum vitae, a letter explaining their motivation, research interests and qualifications to Benaroya Research.
Date Posted: October 26, 2020  Job Announcement (429 downloads )  

The Lilly Diabetes Center of Excellence (LDCE) at the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI) is recruiting promising young investigators to start their own independent laboratories under excellent research conditions. The LDCE is recruiting high-potential Principal Investigators (PIs) at the IBRI in Indianapolis, Ind., who are interested in pancreatic beta cell research, particularly related to iPSC-derived beta cells and the crosstalk between beta cells and the immune system in type 1 diabetes (T1D). You may obtain additional information by contacting Dr. Decio Eizirik.
Date Posted: November 6, 2019  Job Announcement (426 downloads )  

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.
Date Posted: August 27, 2019   Job Announcement (974 downloads )

Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

Interested in small-molecule discovery and modulating beta-cell phenotypes? The Wagner lab in the Chemical Biology & Therapeutics Science (CBTS) Program at the Broad Institute, is accepting applications for postdoctoral fellow positions. We are looking for researchers interested in studying small molecule-mediated beta-cell survival. Candidates should have a strong record of productivity and publication in islet biology or chemical biology. Interested applicants should send a letter/statement of interests, CV, and contact information for 2-3 references to Dr. Bridget Wagner.
Date Posted: March 8, 2021 Job Announcement (374 downloads )

The Montreal Diabetes Research Center at the University of Montreal, has two Postdoctoral positions available at the Rutter laboratory. The laboratory studies pancreatic beta cell biology and its perturbations in type 2 diabetes (Rutter et alDiabetologia, 63(10):1990-1998. doi: 10.1007/s00125-020-05205-5, 2020). The objectives of the two projects are to explore the role and regulation of interactions between beta cells within the pancreatic islet using live cell imaging and optogenetics (Project 1), and to understand how genomic variants associated with type 2 diabetes impact pancreatic beta cell function (Project 2). The successful applicants will hold a PhD or equivalent. Experience in islet biology and/or glucose homeostasis, calcium signaling and image analysis (Project 1) or CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, culture of human-derived beta cells or directed differentiation of embryonic stem cells towards a beta cell fate would be advantageous. Candidates with experience in data analysis using R, MATLAB etc. are particularly welcome to apply. Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae, including three references, to Dr. Guy Rutter.
Date Posted: March 8, 2021 Job Announcement (467 downloads )

A postdoctoral position is available in the Lab of Dr. Sangeeta Dhawan at the Beckman Research Institute at City of Hope, in Los Angeles county, CA to study pancreatic beta cell development and maturation. The candidate should have a PhD in molecular, cell, or developmental biology. Experience in genetic mouse models, islet biology, physiology, molecular biology, high throughput sequencing is desirable. The candidate should send a cover letter/statement of research interests, CV, and contact information for three references directly to Dr. Sangeeta Dhawan
Date Posted: March 8, 2021 Job Announcement (402 downloads )

The University of California, San Francisco, is looking for recent Ph.D to pursue a career in science and biotechnology at the intersection of immunology and aging. People trained in my lab pursue careers in academia, biotech start-ups, venture funds or consultants for large firms. The long-term goal of my research is to understand the role of tissue secretory senescent cells in diseases such as autoimmunity, diabetes and diseases of aging. We have identified key immune cells that can selectively eliminated senescent cells in a number of diseases associated with aging. We use a combination of mouse models of autoimmunity and humanized mouse models transplanted with senescent cells to investigate the underlying mechanism by which tissue senescent cells contribute to the development of the various diseases. We pay salaries that are more generous than traditional academic scales. The collegiality and interdepartmental organization at UCSF fosters interdisciplinary research that helps hone research skills, critical thinking, and scientific writing for a broad range of jobs.  Please send cover letter and CV/resume to Dr. Anil Bhushan.  
Date Posted: March 8, 2021 Job Announcement (493 downloads )

The University of Florida under the Stabler laboratory is seeking a creative and dedicated postdoctoral associate to join our team in working on translational research in Type 1 diabetes. The research goals for this position are in the translation of our bioactive scaffolds and coatings into preclinical models for validation and optimization. As a highly collaborative laboratory, the Associate will integrate as a part of our team, working together with members of the laboratory, as well as our extensive researcher network. The Associate will be expected to take a leadership role in the laboratory, directing research goals and timelines, mentoring students, and writing reports and publications. Interested candidates should submit a CV, a summary of future research interests and goals, and three references to Dr. Cheri Stabler.  
Date Posted: January 15, 2021 Job Announcement (508 downloads )

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking an outstanding Post-Doctoral candidate to join our multi-disciplinary team focused on mass spectrometry (MS) based omics analyses. This project is part of the Human Islet Research Network funded by the National Institute of Health. We are investigating the roles of alternative splicing in beta cell stress and development of type 1 diabetes. The project focus on the identification and validation of alternative splicing products by global and targeted proteomics, respectively. The candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university. The ideal candidate would have a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Endocrinology, Analytical Chemistry, Systems Biology, Physiology or related fields. Hands-on experience in LC-MS for proteomics analysis or in Endocrinology and human metabolism is preferred, but it is not required. For more information please click here HERE.
Date Posted: December 22, 2020 Job Announcement (388 downloads )

Diabetes Research at Washington University in St. Louis has a postdoctoral research associate position is available in the Hughes Lab, to study primary cilia in islet cells. The laboratory combines standard molecular and cell biology with advanced imaging techniques to explore novel roles of cilia in mouse and human islets. We have generated new cilia knockout mouse models with strong diabetic phenotypes and are looking for someone to lead the investigation of cilia mediated signaling mechanisms in islet hormone secretion. For human studies, we have a funded project to image primary cilia in T1D pancreas which will generate important and clinically relevant findings in autoimmune diabetes. Interested candidates please email Dr. Hughes.
Date Posted: December 22, 2020 Job Announcement (439 downloads )

The laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey Millman in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Lipid Research at Washington University School of Medicine is searching for a postdoctoral associates to lead several new research projects in the lab. The objective of the Millman Lab is to generate and study stem cell-derived beta cells for use in diabetic disease modeling and cell therapy. The candidate must have a PhD in cell biology, biomedical engineering, or related fields and has demonstrated quality publication of their work. The candidate should have experience in stem cell culture and familiarity with techniques common in cell biology labs, including qRT-PCR, flow cytometry, and immunocytochemistry.  Qualified candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Millman with their CV and the names of three references. 
Date Posted: October 20, 2020  Job Announcement (571 downloads )

Postdoctoral Scholar Positions available at the Hughes Lab, in the University of California, Irvine.  An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available to work on the development of body-on-chip devices in the areas of pancreatic islets (Type 1 diabetes). The ideal candidate will have experience in cell culture, vascular biology, bioengineering (including COMSOL modeling), and microfluidic systems. Prior knowledge in the areas of diabetes would be an advantage, however, candidates with any combination of the above should consider applying. Qualified candidates should send curriculum vitae, a cover letter outlining research experience and interests, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references.  Apply here 
Date Posted: October 20, 2020  Job Announcement (439 downloads )

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Associate 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 required. Successful applicants will develop a research program 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 diabetes research as well. Please send cover letter and CV to Dr. Abdelfattah El Ouaamari.
Date Posted: October 20, 2020  Job Announcement (533 downloads )

The Arrojo e Drigo lab at Vanderbilt University focuses on the mechanisms regulating post‐mitotic cell homeostasis and longevity. Many postmitotic cells can be as old as the organism, which makes them remarkably long‐lived. We study long‐lived cells in different organs and explore their developmental trajectory, structure‐function and aging patterns. Our lab uses a combination of single cell sequencing and high‐resolution light, electron and isotope microscopy platforms to overlay cell structure‐function with molecular identity, age and metabolism. Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to study the physiology of long‐lived cells in the pancreas. The proposed research includes addressing questions such as how nutrient availability and metabolic disease (i.e. Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes) impacts cell longevity, cell function and glucose homeostasis mechanisms.  To apply, please send a over letter, up to date CV, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Rafael Arrojo e Drigo.
Date Posted: October 20, 2020 Job Announcement (432 downloads )

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.
Date Posted: October 20, 2020 Job Announcement (9192 downloads )

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.
Date Posted: October 20, 2020 Job Announcement (9164 downloads )

A Postdoctoral Research Associate is available at the Benaroya Research Institute under the direction of Dr. Alice Long.  The Long Lab is a translational immunology lab focused on better understanding underlying mechanisms of autoimmune disease, patient variability, and response to therapy.  Currently, we are primarily focused on three, inter-related projects in the setting of T1D: 1) Causes and consequences of reduced response to IL-2, 2) Cellular definition and stability of CD8 T cell exhaustion associated with response to therapy, and 3) identification of biomarkers of disease severity.  The Postdoctoral Research Associate conducts independent biomedical research relevant to defining mechanisms underlying CD8 T cell exhaustion in the context of type 1 diabetes (T1D). The Postdoctoral Research Associate is a team-player who welcomes challenges and wants to grow as a translational biologist. Requires a Ph.D. in Immunology or a related field and experience in tissue culture, cellular and molecular techniques. Apply here.
Date Posted: October 16, 2020  Job Announcement (443 downloads )  

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
Date Posted: July 31, 2020 Job Announcement (583 downloads )

Two Postdoctoral positions in the Kulkarni Lab at Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School.  For the first position, applications are invited for prospective Post-Doctoral Fellows to train in the Kulkarni Lab. The two positions are available immediately for a period of 2 years with the possibility of extending for a third year based on available funds and performance. Applications are invited from qualified individuals with a PhD or MD or MD PhD degrees and interested in working in exciting projects focused on defining pathways and identifying mechanisms that regulate pancreatic (endocrine and exocrine) biology and interrogating inter-organ cross talk in the overall maintenance of glucose homeostasis using induced pluripotent stem cells and animal models. Successful candidates should have a strong background in molecular biology, cell biology (stem cells) and biochemistry. It is strongly preferable to have prior experience in bioinformatics and the ability to interrogate “omics” and sequencing datasets. Prospective candidates should possess skills in handling human islets and undertake animal studies. It would be an advantage to be able to undertake rodent islet isolation, and perform immunostaining. For the second position 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 multiple projects. Candidates will also be encouraged to develop their own research interests. Applicants for both positions should provide a brief statement of research interests, CV, and the names of three references to Dr. Kulkarni.
Date Posted: June 12, 2020 (386 downloads )

The Department of Molecular & Medical Genetics at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic 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 lead productively a newly funded multi-PI (MPI) NIH project ” U01DK123608 (MPIs: Nakai, Grompe and Kay): Gene Therapy for Diabetes, ” where we seek to develop clinically relevant novel AAV vectors and methods for in vivo regeneration of insulin-secreting beta cells in rhesus macaques and profoundly understand the mechanisms behind the technologies. The main research focuses of the Nakai lab are: (1) AAV vector biology – capsid assembly, genome packaging, and virus-host interactions in rodents and non-human primates; (2) AAV antigen-antibody interactions; (3) developing novel vectors by engineering of AAV capsids; and (4) preclinical studies of gene therapy for the treatment of various human diseases including type I diabetes. The lab takes a multidisciplinary approach to solving these problems, utilizing both wet and dry lab techniques. The lab is a part of the Human Islet Research Network (HIRN) supported by the NIH NIDDK. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary collaborative team and participate in global collaboration in the HIRN community, with an ultimate goal to develop AAV gene therapy for type I diabetes. The successful candidate will also contribute to the training of graduate, undergraduate, and high school students, as well as research staff. Please send a cover letter and C.V. to Hiroyuki Nakai, M.D., Ph.D
Date Posted: January 22, 2020  Job Announcement (587 downloads )

The Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Florida Diabetes Institute is seeking creative and highly motivated individuals for the position of Postdoctoral Associate under the direction of Dr. Todd Brusko. The Postdoc will be engaged in studying novel pathways regulating the differentiation and pathogenicity of T cells, the function of regulatory T cell biology in autoimmunity. Work includes use of animal models and human samples. Immunology, in vivo mouse models, and flow cytometry experience are preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to design and implement projects, work with both human samples and mice, collaborate within and between labs, participate in the drafting of scientific publications and funding proposals, and may, with direction from the PI, supervise technical support personnel. The selected individual will receive strong mentoring to promote scientific growth and development.  Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, NIH Biosketch/personal research statement (one-two pages), and three letters of recommendation. The letters of reference should be sent directly to Prof. Todd Brusko
Date Posted: December 3, 2019. Job Announcement (404 downloads )

Research Positions

The University of Pennsylvania has a opening for a program manager under the direction of Dr. Kaestner. The Program Manager will be in charge of coordinating with other Core functions within HPAP, such as the organ procurement and islet isolation core as well as the data analysis core. The Program manager will directly supervise two research specialists who have been trained in the biochemical and molecular biology assays required by HPAP. In addition, the program manager will collaborate with Dr. Kaestner in directing all scientific projects that arise from the program, and also attend all HPAP group meetings as well as relevant scientific conferences. Master’s Degree with 3-5 years of related experience in research, clinical study, project and people management or equivalent combination of education and experience is required – Ph.D. preferred. Please send your CV, cover letter, and contact information with 3 references to Dr. Kaestner.
Date Posted: March 15, 2021 Job Announcement (388 downloads )


Vanderbilt University has a research assistant II position open, in the Arrojo e Drigo laboratory at. This position requires knowledge of laboratory procedures, record keeping, validated experience in animal handling and anatomy, animal colony management, and standard molecular biology procedures. The research assistant II will support ongoing experiments in animal procedures, molecular biology, cell culture and microscopy. Motivated individuals will have their own projects and perform animal-related research. Additional responsibilities will include maintenance of and management of transgenic animal colonies and genotyping. Please send a brief statement of research interests, CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Arrojo e Drigo.
Date Posted: February 16, 2021 Job Announcement (400 downloads )

The NIDDK Information Network (dkNet) has an open position for a Community Liaison to provide community outreach and lead engagement with the scientific community. This position will support a range of activities linked to community-dkNET partnerships, researcher engagement and knowledge networking. The position will entail engaging with research scientists, students and trainees, government, industry and broader audiences through workshops, in-person outreach events, multimedia, social media and Web-based systems. dkNET was launched by the FAIR Data Informatics Laboratory at the University of California, San Diego to serve the needs of basic and clinical investigators in diabetes, digestive and kidney disease by addressing the challenge of connecting researchers to research resources, assisting researchers with rigor and reproducibility guidelines, supporting researchers in navigating new data sharing requirements, and providing tools in enabling data discovery and hypothesis generation. More information HERE.
Date Posted: December 22, 2020 Job Announcement (499 downloads )

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.
Date Posted: October 20, 2020.  Job Announcement (1995 downloads )




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