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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.

Qualifications:

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 jack.yanovski@nih.gov.

Application Deadline Date: December 31, 2020

 

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