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  • The University of California, San Diego Department of Pediatrics is inviting applications for tenure track positions at the Associate or Full in the area of basic biology of diabetes and metabolic disease. This is broadly interpreted to include individuals in the fields of cell biology, stem cells, immunology, genetics, or bioengineering, interested in studying disease-relevant mechanisms. Primary academic appointment will be to the Department of Pediatrics within the Pediatric Diabetes Research Center (PDRC). This position will be part of a vibrant community for endocrine and metabolic research. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, statement describing research accomplishments and future research goals, relevant reprints, and the names of three references to UCSD Recruit.
    Date Posted: 02/21/2019

  • The University of California, San Diego Department of Pediatrics is inviting applications for tenure track positions at the Assistant in the area of basic biology of diabetes and metabolic disease. This is broadly interpreted to include individuals in the fields of cell biology, stem cells, immunology, genetics, or bioengineering, interested in studying disease-relevant mechanisms. Primary academic appointment will be to the Department of Pediatrics within the Pediatric Diabetes Research Center (PDRC). This position will be part of a vibrant community for endocrine and metabolic research.Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, statement describing research accomplishments and future research goals, relevant reprints, and the names of three references to UCSD Recruit.
    Date Posted: 02/21/2019

  • 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 (57 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 (52 downloads)
    Date Posted: October 11, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

  • The Russ Lab located at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes is looking to fill two postdoc positions. High motivation and competitiveness for postdoc fellowship is required, expertise in either T-cell/thymus or pancreas/beta cell biology or bioinformatics is desired but not necessary. Successful individuals will work on funded projects focusing on human thymus development/function or endocrine differentiation or beta cell generation/maturation using predominantly direct differentiation of patient specific pluripotent stem cells and primary human tissues in conjunction with genome engineering approaches. Interested applicants should send a motivation letter, a CV with publication list and 2-4 references to Dr. Russ Holger. 
    Date Posted: April 11, 2019
  • 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 (73 downloads)
    Date Posted: April 11, 2019
  • Postdoctoral position in the Tang lab at UCSF is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to join the efforts on optimizing beta cell replacement therapy in preclinical mouse models. Candidates with expertise in islet biology and in vivo mouse modeling are encouraged to contact the lab PI Dr. Qizhi Tang
    Date Posted: March 19, 2019 
  • Postdoctoral position in the Wagner Lab at the  Broad Institute. Interested in small-molecule discovery and modulating beta-cell phenotypes? The Wagner lab in the Chemical Biology & Therapeutics Science (CBTS) Program, is accepting applications for postdoctoral fellow positions. We are looking for researchers interested in studying small molecule-mediated beta-cell proliferation and insulin secretion. 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 2-4 references to Dr. Bridget Wagner 
    Date Posted: March 18, 2019

  • Postdoctoral positions in the Kulkarni Lab at Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School.  Applications are invited for prospective Post-Doctoral Fellows to train in the Kulkarni Lab. The position is available immediately for a period of 2 years with the possibility of extending for a third year based on performance. Applications are invited from qualified individuals with a PhD or MD or MD PhD degrees and interested in working in the Kulkarni Lab on projects focused on defining pathways and mechanisms that regulate pancreatic (endocrine and exocrine) biology and interrogating inter-organ cross talk in the overall maintenance of glucose homeostasis. Successful candidates should have a strong background in molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry. It is strongly preferable to have prior experience in bioinformatics and the ability to interrogate “omics” and sequencing datasets; and possess skills in rodent islet isolation, handling and culture of rodent and human islets and metabolic tissues such as liver and adipose and immunostaining. Applicants should provide a brief statement of research interests, CV, and the names of three references to Trang Leonard
    Date Posted: March 18, 2019

  • Postdoctoral position in the Lab of Dr. Sangeeta Dhawan at the Beckman Research Institute at City of Hope, in Los Angeles county, CA to study the epigenetic regulation of pancreatic beta cell mass. 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: February 8, 2019
  • 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 (50 downloads)
    Date Posted: November 7, 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 (54 downloads)

    Date Posted: October 12, 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 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 (66 downloads)
    Date Posted: August 17, 2018