An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available for a qualified individual to study the cellular and molecular signaling mechanisms underlying pulsatile insulin secretion, cell imaging, and electrophysiolgy using pancreatic beta cells. The position is in the laboratory of Dr. Leslie S. Satin at the Brehm Diabetes Research Center and the Department of Pharmacology of the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
The Brehm Center is a leading biomedical research center that houses different laboratories focused on the use of state of the art approaches to studying diabetes, obesity and metabolism. The Brehm Center is a highly interactive and collaborative research and training environment that includes state of the art cores in metabolomics, animal phenotyping, optical imaging and is adjacent to top flight University of Michigan resources including viral vector, sequencing, transgenic mouse, genetics, and live cell and small animal imaging core facilities.
Well-qualified individuals will possess an Ph.D. or M.D. degree and experience in cell and molecular biology including advanced live cell optical limaging approaches, cell culture, adenovirus mediated gene expression, western blotting, cloning, knockout mouse models, PCR and related techniques. Individuals with additional experience studying pancreatic islet cells, biophysics, cell calcium signaling, protein trafficking, biological oscillations and/or electrophysiology would be especially qualified for this post.
Interested individuals should submit a letter of introduction, a statement indicating their research experience, and a current CV, and should arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. Leslie S. Satin at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that Dr. Satin is currently on sabbatical at Uppsala University in the Department of Medical Cell Biology (until October 5) and would be delighted to meet interested people in person. Please contact him at the above email address if you are interested.