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Exploring the Role of Time Restricted Feeding on T-cell Biology

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

A postdoctoral fellowship is available in Dr. Michael Sack’s laboratory in the Cardiovascular Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH. The laboratory is interested in unraveling the role of mitochondrial biology and metabolism in controlling immune cell activity in response to Time Restricted Feeding. Specifically, caloric restriction interventions play a role in blunting inflammation, through as yet poorly characterized mechanisms. This position will explore this biology in CD4+ T cells from human subjects and by using murine models. More information on the laboratory is available at:

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to use an interdisciplinary approach to pursue research interests and advance to an independent research career in the supportive intramural environment of the NIH campus, which also includes core facilities specializing in transgenic mice, advanced microscopy, sequencing, proteomics, biochemistry and bioinformatics.


Candidates must have obtained a Ph.D. or M.D. degree (within the past 5 years) with background in Molecular Biology with accomplishments demonstrated by first-author publications in peer reviewed journals. Experience in immunology and/or metabolism would be of added benefit but not essential.

This position is fully supported by NIH intramural funds and successful candidates will be offered competitive stipend/health insurance commensurate with experience and accomplishments.

To Apply:

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and a brief statement of research interests/career goals, and request 3 letters of reference to be sent via email to:


This post will be available until October 2, 2020 or until filled.

Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.  

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