Job Postings

Below is a listing of current job openings. SSIB members may post a job opening by contacting info@ssib.org


Date: April 27, 2022
Position: Principal Investigator in Endocrine, Metabolism and Obesity Research

Mayo Clinic | Rochester, Minnesota
Job ID #174554BR

The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition at Mayo Clinic is seeking an exceptional principal investigator in the field of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Obesity.

The ideal candidate will be a scientist with established federal funding (or equivalent) and a research program focusing on mechanistic aspects of metabolic disease. We are seeking a candidate who has the ability to collaborate with existing members of the Endocrine Research Unit as well as with our numerous collaborators in gastroenterology, aging, surgery and cardiology. Such an investigator will strengthen the interactions amongst existing scientists at Mayo Clinic in Rochester who have interests in obesity, metabolism and appetite regulation to help develop a more robust program.

We envision that the combination of a new investigator and the current talent at Mayo Clinic will enhance our ability to discover novel processes/mediators that are relevant to metabolic and cardiovascular diseases.

We are seeking a scientist who will continue their research into basic mechanisms of obesity, metabolism and/or appetite regulation while developing collaborative relationships with investigators at Mayo Clinic. Our existing research groups that have obesity-related themes are interested in metabolic abnormalities and ingestive behavior from the perspectives of endocrine regulation, GI feedback, and nutritional therapeutics. We offer a highly competitive compensation package with sustained intramural funding, competitive start-up funding, dedicated laboratory facilities, capital equipment funding, technical and computational resources, and exceptional benefits.

Additional information: https://jobs.mayoclinic.org/job/rochester/principal-investigator-in-endocrine-metabolism-and-obesity-research/33647/27215014656

Contact for more information:
Catherine Kotz
kotzx004@umn.edu


Date: April 25, 2022
Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow

University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus
Colorado School of Public Health/Lifecourse Epidemiology of Adiposity and Diabetes (LEAD) Center
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Position #00794908 – Requisition #25075
Additional information: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=25075&lang=en

Contact for more information:
Allison Shapiro
ALLISON.SHAPIRO@CUANSCHUTZ.EDU


Date: March 31, 2022
Position: PhD Student

Astrocytes: a cornerstone in the control of food intake and energy homeostasis by hypothalamic fatty acid sensing neurons

A PhD position is available at the Institute of Veterinary Physiology, Vetsuisse Faculty University of Zurich. The candidate will be part of a research group focusing on the mechanisms underlying the controls of food intake and body weight.

The focus of this PhD will be the understanding of the neuronal control of food intake by dietary fatty acids and how astrocytes can interfere with this mechanism. Dysfunction in the homeostatic control of food intake is a key contributor to the pathogenesis of obesity. The impaired ability of the brain to sense nutrient excess, in particular its ability to monitor and respond to alterations in fatty acid metabolism in individuals predisposed to becoming obese and in those already obese and diabetic is increasingly recognized as playing a role in the pathophysiology of these disorders. To further understand these mechanisms we will implement a multidisciplinary approach to 1) Determine how hypothalamic fatty acid uptake and fatty acid derived-ketone body production affect the control of eating, energy and glucose homeostasis. 2) Determine how high fat diet induced-hypothalamic glial activation and inflammation interferes with neuronal ketone body and fatty acid sensing in obese rats.

The experimental work of this PhD thesis will include behavioural, metabolic and imaging studies in rodents using state-of-the-art technology such as RNA sequencing, fiber photometry, electron microscopy, and the measure of neuronal activity in primary cell culture.

Starting date: TBD
Duration: 3-4 years
Salary: according to the guidelines of the Swiss National Science Foundation (CHF 47’540 per year)

Contact for more information:
Christelle Le Foll, PhD
Phone: +41 – 44 – 635 88 36
christelle.lefoll@uzh.ch


Date: March 29, 2022
Position: PhD Student

Amylin – centrally mediated actions on metabolism and memory

A PhD position is available at the Institute of Veterinary Physiology, Vetsuisse Faculty University of Zurich.

The massive rise in obesity rates is mainly due to changes in lifestyle, in particular increased caloric intake. To pursue important questions regarding amylin physiology and pathophysiology, we will continue our research project looking at the metabolic effects of amylin, and identify the exact and specific subtypes of neurons in various parts of the brain that are critically involved in amylin action. Further, we will investigate amylin action in respect to the control of glucose metabolism. The experimental work of this PhD thesis will combine in vivo approaches with analyses at the cellular and subcellular level to resolve the mechanisms mediating amylin's actions.

This project will use state-of-the-art technology such as single cell sequencing, fiber photometry, chemogenetics and brain imaging ex vivo (including brain clearing iDisco) and in vivo imaging studies in animal models.

Starting date: TBD
Duration: 3-4 years
Salary: according to the guidelines of the Swiss National Science Foundation (CHF 47’540 per year)

Contact for more information:
Prof. Thomas A. Lutz
Phone: +41 – 44 – 635 88 08
tomlutz@vetphys.uzh.ch