Post doc position in neuroscience, obesity, metabolism
The Bartolomucci Lab at the University of Minnesota Medical School is recruiting a postdoc associate to join an exciting new collaborative NIH funded project on central/peripheral nervous system regulation of energy balance and obesity.
This project is part of a multi NIH grants-funded project to identify the mechanism of action of the peptides encoded by the VGF, and especially the neuropeptide TLQP-21 and it C3aR1 receptor, in energy balance with the long-term goal of developing novel pharmacotherapies for obesity and obesity-associated disease.
The newly hired postdoc will benefit from state-of-the-art metabolic phenotyping facilities (including the Integrative Biology and Physiology Phenotyping Cores and many other) and in vitro molecular genetic facilities and a highly collaborative environment. The Bartolomucci Lab is also affiliated with several NIH-funded Training grants as well as the Minnesota Obesity Center.
(70%) Design and implement laboratory experiments to dissecting central/peripheral nervous system pathways regulating energy balance and obesity, with a special focus on the VGF-derived neuropeptide TLQP-21 and the C3ar1 receptor. Collect and analyze data.
(20%) Prepare manuscripts for submission to scientific journals and presentations at scientific meeting. Works with the PI to prepare grant applications for training grants or R01 NIH grant applications.
(10%) Attend journal clubs, lab meetings and other scientific meetings as requested.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Student loan forgiveness opportunity
Opportunities for growth and promotion
Employee Assistance Program
For more information regarding benefits: https://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/2018_tcd-fpa-75100-ben-0105-10.pdf
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 the use of mouse genetic models (cre-lox system etc). IHC, QPCR and other standard molecular techniques. Experience in working with mice. 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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