Post Doctoral Research Position in Adipose Tissue and Obesity

NYU Langone Medical Center
New York City, New York
Commensurate with experience
May 20 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Post Doctoral Research Scientist:  Adipose Tissue and Obesity position

Post-doctoral research scientist position is available immediately in the Diabetes Research Program, NYU Langone Medical Center for studies in the field of obesity and underlying mechanisms, with focus both on macrophages and on adipose tissue. Our program is dedicated to elucidating mechanisms of by which the receptor for advanced glycation endproducts contributes to macrophage and adipocyte dysfunction in high fat feeding.

An ideal applicant should have a doctoral degree (PhD or MD/PhD) and must have solid experience with contemporary techniques in the study of obesity, with emphasis on the isolation and molecular and biochemical analysis of brown and white adipose tissue and the isolation and culture of adipose tissue macrophages and primary adipocytes. In addition, experience with cellular and molecular techniques, including the isolation of primary cells from the mouse adipose tissue, liver and skeletal muscle is essential. Experience in mouse phlebotomy, glucose and insulin tolerance testing is essential. Additional highly desired skills include expertise in flow cytometry and fluorescent activated cell sorting. Additionally, candidate should have expertise in breeding and genotyping of mice, preparation of mRNA protein lysates from tissues and cells, performance of real-time PCR and Western blotting, and knowledge of the principles to be applied for RNA-seq analyses. The candidate should be highly motivated, enthusiastic about science, learn quickly, think creatively and independently and work efficiently. Post-doctoral fellows train within a highly collaborative and talented group of pre- and post-doctoral research scientists and research scientists.

Applicants should e-mail CV, a list of three suggested references and a short statement describing experience, goals and reasons for the interest in this position to Dr. Ann Marie Schmidt (

NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment.

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