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This is a Postdoc opportunity in neuro-immune control of metabolism.
Candidates will be encouraged to build on the labs ideas and develop new directions for their research projects. Fred Hutch has more than 200 postdoctoral fellows working in labs across all five research divisions. We provide postdocs with the opportunity to work on the cutting edge of biomedical research in a supportive, collaborative environment with faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping their trainees achieve their career goals.
About the Lab
The Rajan Lab investigates mechanisms that enable energy homeostasis, specifically how fat cells relay information to the brain.
A senior postdoctoral position for an experienced and enthusiastic PhD graduate is available in theRajan Lab (akhilalab.org) at Fred Hutch. The Rajan lab uses multidisciplinary approaches to study how organisms sense and communicate nutrient state. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoc candidate interested in one of the following two research areas blood brain barrier access of adipokines or innate immune molecules that intersect with metabolism-- in the Drosophila model system, with subsequent validation in mouse and/or human cell systems. The postdoc candidate will carry out independent research projects and participate in lab meetings/journal clubs, as well as contribute to the smooth running of the lab.
To be considered, candidates must have:
Previous postdoc experience of at least 4 years
A strong foundation in molecular and cell biology
Background and familiarity with Drosophila genetics and/or mammalian cell culture
At least 2 publications as first author
Candidates need to be highly motivated and well-organized individuals who think independently, but enjoy working as part of a dynamic and collaborative team
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
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