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Exploring Caloric Restriction Interventions on Immunometabolism

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 caloric restriction interventions. Specifically, caloric restriction interventions play a role in blunting both innate and adaptive inflammatory pathways, through poorly characterized mechanisms. This position will explore this biology in either human studies and/or 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.

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


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.

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:

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

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs and encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.