Postdoc in neuroscience, obesity, metabolism

University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota Medical School, Twin Cities Campus
Salary + fringes and benefits
March 13 2019
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Postdoc position in neuroscience, obesity, metabolism

The Bartolomucci Lab at the University of Minnesota Medical School is recruiting a postdoc associate to join an exciting NIH funded project on central/peripheral nervous system regulation of energy balance and obesity. This project aims to identify the neural circuits regulated by neuropeptides encoded by the VGF gene, and especially the neuropeptide TLQP-21, and their mechanism of action in the regulation of food intake, energy balance and autonomic outflow to metabolic organs. We integrate in vivo, ex vivo and in vitro technologies with the long-term goal of developing novel pharmacotherapies for obesity and obesity-associated diseases.

The newly hired postdoc will benefit from state-of-the-art metabolic phenotyping facilities (Integrative Biology and Physiology Phenotyping Cores), Optogenetic, Imaging, and Molecular genetic facilities and a highly collaborative environment. The Bartolomucci Lab is also affiliated with several NIH-funded Training grants as well as the Center for Neurobehavioral Development, the Institute for the Biology of Aging and Metabolism, the Masonic Cancer Center and many others.

Candidates interested in this position can apply online at search for Job ID#326733, or email Dr Bartolomucci with a CV, research statement and name of references at

Further information on the lab can be found here (web page:      Twitter: @BartolomucciLab;

Required Qualifications (must be mentioned on application/resume):

PhD in neuroscience, neuroendocrinology, pharmacology, physiology or related disciplines. Expertise in CNS delivery of peptides/drugs/AAVs as well as expertise in mouse genetic models (cre-lox system etc), IHC, QPCR and other standard molecular techniques. Experience with 1) metabolic phenotyping, food intake and energy balance, obesity and/or 2) behavioral biology, psychopharmacology is required. 

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in hypothalamic/brainstem pathways regulating energy balance (food intake/energy expenditure) is preferred but not essential. 

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