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Molecular and Cellular Investigations of Receptors and Ligands involved in Weight Regulation/Obesity

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

The research group of Dr. Jack Yanovski, the Section on Growth and Obesity, Division of Intramural Research, NICHD, at the National Institutes of Health is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow for projects focused on translational research on the causes and consequences of obesity. The lab has interests in centrally- and peripherally-active ligands and receptors that modulate body weight as well as the roles that receptor trafficking and autophagy play in energy balance. See Nat Commun. 2016;7:10522, doi: 10.1038/ncomms10522 and N Engl J Med. 2008;359(9):918-27, doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa0801119.

The Division of Translational Medicine provides an excellent training environment, with a vibrant, multi-disciplinary community of biologists studying many aspects of molecular, cellular and developmental biology. We are part of the NICHD Intramural Program, which offers a wide variety of training opportunities, excellent core support and access to a diverse array of biomedical studies within the NIH Bethesda campus. Candidates may work for up to 5 years at the NIH in this position.


Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in genetics, cell biology or a related field, with demonstrated productivity and demonstrated interest in obesity and/or insulin resistance. A background in molecular biology including experience with transgenic mouse models is highly desirable. Only candidates with five or fewer years of post-doctoral experience can be considered for this fellowship.

To Apply:

Please email your CV, summary of research interests, graduate school transcript, and three letters of reference to the same address.

For more information, please contact Jack Yanovski, MD, PhD

Application Deadline Date: December 31, 2020


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