Postdoctoral Fellow, Obesity Group - CVMED Research Unit
Location:
Cambridge , Massachusetts
Posted:
February 19, 2015
Reference:
1008012


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Role Description
We are seeking an enthusiastic independent scientist with a demonstrated track record in studying neural circuitry and signaling pathways related to energy balance, who is interested in pursuing an academic style Postdoctoral Fellowship in an industry setting. The scientific focus is to dissect leptin receptor neurocircuits and identify novel downstream targets important for energy balance using rodent in vivo techniques in conjunction with human tissue/cell models. Publication in high-impact journals and presentation of research is prioritized, however project work may also bring about opportunities to complement drug discovery interests.

The candidate will have daily interactions with a team of creative and innovative scientists in a supportive environment for rigorous scientific training. Mentorship is focused on nurturing skills to enable development as an independent scientific investigator. Strong self-motivation, excellent communication interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team is essential.

Responsibilities
- conceptualize and design experiments

- organize and conduct in vivo/ ex vivo studies independently (including preparation, data collection, interpretation, and presentation)

- author manuscripts for quality publications in top-tier journals.

- attend and present at international meetings and collaborate across groups in the research unit.

Qualifications
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE -
PhD related to biological sciences (i.e. neuroscience, physiology, endocrinology). A proven track record of publishing in top tier journals is required.

TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS -
Hands-on experience with in vivo rodent experimentation (stereotaxic surgery, catheterization, microinjection, transgenic mouse models), ex vivo skills (hypothalamic explants, microtome/ vibratome sectioning, immunohistochemistry), and general molecular biology skills (PCR, ELISA, Western blot).

PHYSICAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Flexible working hours; Rodent work; Handling human tissues

Other Information - Internal
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