Soleimanour Lab, University of Michigan; PostDoc

A postdoc in Type 1 Diabetes research, supported by the Human Islet Research network (HIRN), is available in the Soleimanpour Lab at the University of Michigan.

A fully funded postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Soleimanpour islet mitochondria laboratory (http://michmed.org/soleimanpour-lab), where we are interested on the interface of mitochondria and the ER in the development of type 1 diabetes (T1D). We are seeking highly motivated candidates (who possess a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree) interested in conducting research focused on understanding molecular and genetic causes of diabetes.

We utilize pre-clinical models involving human islets, in vivo mitochondrial biosensors, high resolution imaging, flow cytometry, next generation sequencing, as well as ES-derived beta cell models to conduct our studies. All projects employ human samples from donors with T1D whenever possible.

The fellow will be mentored in preparation of manuscripts, presentation of work at national/international meetings and grant submissions to support their development of skills needed for the remainder of their career. She/hewill also participate in T1D research supported by the HIRN (https://hirnetwork.org), which includes an international community of T1D scientists. She/he should therefore have an outstanding tract record of productivity and a level of motivation required for successful independent biomedical research. Candidates with previous training in beta cell biology are particularly encouraged to apply.

If joining our group is of interest to you, please e-mail Dr. Soleimanpour (ssol@umich.edu) your CV, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references.

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