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Mechanistic Studies in Insulin Resistance and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Yaron Rotman, Liver & Energy Metabolism Section, at the Liver Diseases Branch of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), located on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD. Our laboratory studies non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and focuses on mechanisms involved in the accumulation of liver fat and progression to injury. We employ a wide variety of techniques and models including molecular biology, “omics” (lipidomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics and proteomics), cell culture, animal models, genetic data and human clinical samples. 

The post-doctoral fellow will study the intersection of NAFLD, obesity and insulin resistance with a focus on newly-identified key modulators of NAFLD pathogenesis that have the potential to become therapeutic targets. The fellow will work in a stimulating environment with a fun group of co-workers and will have opportunities for multidisciplinary collaborations, access to cutting edge technology and interaction with clinical aspects of research. Participation in courses and seminars for personal career development is strongly encouraged. Stipend is commensurate with experience according to NIH policy. More information on the lab can be found at https://www.niddk.nih.gov/research-funding/at-niddk/labs-branches/liver-diseases-branch/liver-energy-metabolism-section

Qualifications:

Applicants must hold (or be expecting) a Ph.D., M.D. or similar degree with no more than 5 years of post-graduate experience. Applicants should have relevant research experience, strong analytical skills, ability to work independently and a good command of written and spoken English. Experience in studying animal models of diabetes, fatty liver, or obesity is encouraged.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit by email a current CV with emphasis on research background and skills, a statement of career goals and name and contact of 3 references to: rotmany@niddk.nih.gov

 

This post will be available until October 1, 2020 or until filled.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs; applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.