Diabetes Research Institute, University of Miami

A postdoctoral associate position is available at the Diabetes Research Institute of the University of Miami. The main lines of research in the Beta Cell Regeneration Lab revolve around the development of regenerative strategies for type 1 diabetes, including stem cell differentiation into insulin-producing β-cells and islet regeneration. In particular, our current research is focused on the induction of human pancreatic ductal BMP-responsive progenitor cells, which we have identified and characterized by lineage tracing (Klein et al., Diabetes, 2015; Qadir et al.Cell Reports, 2018); single-cell RNAseq and transplantation of sorted populations (Qadir et al., PNAS, 2020); and organotypic culture (human pancreatic slices) techniques (Qadir et al.Nature Comms, 2020). Our seminal contribution to the development of the latter has enabled for the first time the real-time monitoring of β-cell regeneration in an in vitro setting that resembles the native organ. Applicants for the position should provide a brief statement of research interests, CV, and the names of three references to Dr. Juan Dominguez-Bendala.

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Washington University in St. Louis

A staff scientist is sought to fill a position to work in the diabetes research and regenerative medicine laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey Millman at Washington University in St. Louis. The laboratory focuses on the generation insulin-producing pancreatic β cells for the study and treatment of diabetes. We have a wide diversity of projects involving stem cells differentiation, genetic engineering with CRISPR, disease modeling, transplantation into animal models of diabetes, biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, and single-cell sequencing technologies and has been very productive with publications in high impact journals. The ideal candidate would be able to provide high level support across multiple projects.  Interested applicants are encouraged to send a letter/statement of interests, CV, and contact information for 2-3 references to Dr. Millman.

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The University of Chicago’s Department of Medicine

The University of Chicago’s Department of Medicine is searching for full-time physician scientist faculty members at any rank. Appointees will maintain a productive research program and provide patient care directly. Other responsibilities will include teaching and supervision of trainees and students. We are interested in applicants in any area of scientific investigation and clinical subspecialty, and especially welcome those whose research focus more broadly is in the areas of immunology/inflammation, diabetes, obesity, metabolism, sleep disorders, or cancer biology. Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must: 1) have a medical doctorate or equivalent, and 2) hold or be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Illinois. Please send your CV, cover letter, and contact information with 3 references to Dr. Mirmira.

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Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School

The Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School  has two Post-Doctoral Fellowship open positions in the Kulkarni Lab. Two positions are available immediately for a period of 3 years each. For both positions applications are invited from individuals with a PhD or MD or MD PhD degrees. 1) The first position is for training in exciting projects focused on Metabolism such as defining pathways and identifying mechanisms that regulate pancreatic (endocrine and exocrine) biology including inter-organ cross-talk in the overall maintenance of glucose homeostasis. The projects will utilize including induced pluripotent stem cells, genetically engineered and humanized mouse models. Topics are flexible – some examples include growth factor (e.g. insulin/IGF-1) signaling, mRNA modifications and stem cell biology. Candidates should have a strong background in molecular biology, cell biology (stem/iPS cells) and biochemistry. It is an advantage if candidates have the ability to interrogate “omics” and sequencing datasets. Candidates should possess skills or be willing to learn handling human islets, in vivo animal studies, rodent islet isolation and immunostaining. 2) 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 diverse 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

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University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

The Department of Medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a full time Postdoctoral Associate. This Postdoctoral Associate position will support Dr. Joao Pedro Werneck with his investigations that focus on implementing in vivo tools to understand the thyroid gland physiology and how exercise impacts human pancreatic islets.  Interested applicants are encouraged to send a letter/statement of interests, CV, and contact information for 2-3 references to Dr. Joao Saar Werneck de Castro.

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The Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope

The Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope has a postdoctoral position available in the laboratory of Dr. Komatsu / Dr. Kandeel in the Department of Translational Research & Cellular Therapeutics. They are seeking a creative, experienced and highly collaborative postdoctoral associate with a strong interest in the translational research in Type 1 diabetes. The research goal for this position is to establish the extrahepatic islet transplantation strategy in animal models that can be translated into the clinical. Several projects are ongoing with highly productive collaborators including extramural engineers. By integrating our broad knowledge of islet physiology with engineering approaches, we seek to develop novel strategy of islet transplantation. These projects are led by the principal investigator with extensive clinical experience as translational researches. The selected candidate will take initiative in developing the new islet transplantation approaches using animal islet transplantation models. Candidates with clinical experience, beta cell biology and/or molecular biology, are particularly welcome to apply. Interested applicants are encouraged to send a letter/statement of interests, CV, and contact information for 2-3 references to Dr. Hirotake Komatsu.

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University of Alberta, Canada

The MacDonald Lab at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada is looking to fill two postdoctoral positions within one or more of the following areas: cell physiology, single-cell biology, cell imaging, electrophysiology, and computational biology. The positions will be held within the Department of Pharmacology and the Alberta Diabetes Institute (ADI), Canada’s largest stand-alone diabetes research centre.  Successful candidates will have access to extensive resources for research through the MacDonald Lab, the ADI, and the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. This includes core facilities for molecular biology and biochemistry, sequencing and single-cell work, live-cell imaging, animal services, and more. Please send your CV, cover letter, and contact information with 3 references to Dr. Patrick McDonald.

 

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The Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope

The Beckman Research Institute at City of Hope has an opportunity for a Research Associate II, under the direction of Dr. Kaddis. The candidate in this position will work directly with diabetes scientists around the world, to advance and promote the Human Islet Research Network (HIRN). Using related databases and content curation strategies, this individual will gather and generate required information needed to register, annotate, and publicize scientific resources in project registry systems. The applicant will be part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for developing, managing, checking, and sharing the metadata needed to describe a scientific resource, such as biomedical datasets, biological reagents, documents (e.g. protocols), and/or technologies (e.g. assays).  The candidate will develop content using literature curation methodologies, biological ontologies, controlled vocabularies, and databases, but often requires direct interaction with and feedback from submitting laboratories, i.e. scientists. Metadata completeness and correctness is of primary importance; the applicant will organize and oversee existing registry data, as well as perform reviews of new or modified metadata submissions.  Please send your CV, cover letter, and contact information with 3 references to  Dr. John Kaddis.

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Washington University School of Medicine

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. Jeffrey Millman with their CV and the names of three references.

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