Postdoctoral Fellow | Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute | Thurmond Lab

Location
California
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 09 2018
Discipline
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Requisition 13705

Postdoctoral Fellow | Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute | Thurmond Lab

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities:

Postdoctoral positions available to study the molecular mechanisms involved in regulating functional beta cell mass, skeletal muscle insulin action, whole body glucose homeostasis, and healthspan/lifespan. The lab specializes in detailed studies of signaling/trafficking/exocytosis, using primary human and rodent islet cells, skeletal muscle cells and adipocytes. The position will encompass a variety of techniques, including human islet functional and structural characterizations in vitro and in vivo, biosensors and live-cell imaging, analysis of protein-protein interactions, CRISPR/small interference RNA, post-translational modifications such as phosphorylation/glycosylation/nitrosylation, as well as use of a variety of inducible tissue-specific transgenic and knockout animal models. The trainee will benefit from a close interaction with world-class clinical and basic science faculty and staff, and gain experience in state-of-the-art genomics, molecular genetics, cell biology, and animal model manipulations. Candidates should have a PhD/MD degree.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

A Ph.D. degree in life or biomedical sciences, or a related discipline is required.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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