The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

The Laboratory of Dr. Juan Alvarez at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, is looking an Animal Research Specialist with animal care experience and an interest in regenerative medicine.  The Alvarez lab works at the interface of Circadian Rhythms and Diabetes. We ask how circadian & metabolic rhythms shape pancreatic islet maturity, using mice and human stem cell-derived islet organoids as model systems. The ideal candidate will support in vivo and ex vivo studies characterizing glucose homeostasis and pancreatic islet function and have an interest to grow in the position as a profession, assuming increasing levels of responsibility. College degree and experience in mouse colony management and timed mating are required. For more information please go HERE

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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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