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Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center

Columbia University
New York City, NY
Closing date
Aug 12, 2022

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Role at a Glance:

The laboratory of Rebecca Haeusler in the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology and the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center seeks a highly qualified postdoctoral scientist.

Potential research topics include diabetes, cardiometabolic disease, insulin action and insulin resistance, lipid metabolism, and bile acid metabolism. Relevant publications include Journal of Clinical Investigation 2022, Molecular Metabolism 2021, Gut 2020, Journal of Biological Chemistry 2020, and Journal of Clinical Investigation 2018.

At CUIMC, we stand together because diverse experiences, perspectives, and values enrich every dimension of our work. Join our team and see how your unique skills and experiences can create a real impact by changing lives.

Job Function:
  • Carry out laboratory experiments, analyze and interpret data, generate hypotheses and design experiments
  • Write manuscripts and fellowships and give research presentations
  • Collaborate with and train other investigators in experimental techniques
  • Expected to become increasingly independent and develop expertise and leadership over the research
  • Maintain a collaborative and supportive atmosphere for creative and productive research
  • Committed to the highest standards of integrity and research ethics

Lab Mission/Purpose:

The goals of our research are to understand the development of proatherogenic metabolic abnormalities in insulin-resistant individuals and to identify new therapeutic targets for improving these abnormalities. Two current areas of focus are dysregulation of (i) lipoprotein and (ii) bile acid metabolism. Lipoproteins carry out atherogenic and atheroprotective actions and may link insulin resistance with cardiovascular disease. Bile acids are involved in maintaining cholesterol, glucose, and triglyceride homeostasis, and are dysregulated during insulin resistance and diabetes. Through these two research areas, we aim to determine mechanisms of metabolic abnormalities and atherogenesis in the natural history of type 2 diabetes and to identify potential therapeutic targets. More information can be found here

Minimum Skills Required:
  • Background in molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, or related field
  • Ability to work independently

Minimum Education Requirements:
  • Must have a Ph.D.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with mice is helpful but not required.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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