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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 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 (7 downloads)

    Date Posted: August 23, 2018 

  • Postdocoral 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 (16 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 (7 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

  • Postdoctoral position at Purdue University Department of Chemistry in the Lab of Dr. Julia Laskin. Recruiting for highly motivated individuals with PhD in chemistry, biology, or engineering and a background in microfluidics and mass spectrometry are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be involved in the development of advanced analytical techniques for imaging of biological samples with high spatial resolution. Please contact Dr. Julia Laskin directly for additional information or to apply. 
    Date Posted: August 10, 2018

  • Postdoctoral position at the Diabetes Institute at the University of Florida is recruiting for three open positions. Candidates should have a solid background in immunology, genetics, and cell/molecular biology, a strong interest in research, as well as excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills. Individuals with extensive experience in either immune phenotyping, genome editing, histological and microscopic analysis, live cell imaging, cellular metabolomics, maintenance of primary/stem cell cultures, genome-wide transcriptomics analyses, mitochondrial metabolism, and calcium imaging are especially desirable. Additionally, candidates must possess an M.D. and/or PhD in Molecular/Cell Biology, Genetics, Immunology or related fields and less than three years of prior post-doctoral experience. Applicants must also have a minimum of two-first author peer-reviewed publications. Click here to apply or for more information.
    Date Posted: August 7, 2018