Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Metabolic Aging

Job Number: 59228

Location: Ithaca, US

Job Description

We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join our exciting lab within the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Our research mission focuses on understanding basic mechanisms underlying the age-dependent decline in metabolic processes, including obesity, thermogenesis, and type 2 diabetes. Our NIH-funded lab uses innovative mouse models coupled with physiological, phenotypical, histological imaging, and cellular and molecular biology techniques to study disease states. The currently funded project focuses on the decline of beige fat development in the context of aging, obesity, and environmental temperatures.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. In addition, candidates should be motivated, independent, and enthusiastic about developing a research career and lab environment. The preferred candidate should have research experience in mouse physiology, metabolism, adipose tissue biology, and fundamental cell biology. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team of scientists and will be able to develop their research projects. In addition, the candidate will join a robust intellectual environment at Cornell University and will have access to state-of-the-art instruments and facilities. Furthermore, the candidate will join an inclusive and supportive environment allowing collaboration within and across disciplines. Moreover, the candidate will receive scientific mentoring and career development opportunities, and independent funding opportunities will be strongly encouraged. 

We encourage talented fellows to apply. Located in the central Finger Lakes region in New York, Cornell University is surrounded by forests, gorges, and lakes. Enjoy local music, wineries, art and festivals, coffee shops, restaurants, and more. The salary will be commensurate with experience and adhere to NIH and Cornell University policies. Other benefits, such as health care, apply—funding is available for four years, subject to renewal based on merit and performance.  

Please send a CV, a description of prior research experience, accomplishments, and career goals, and the expected availability/start date in a single PDF file to Daniel Berry, PhD.

Application Deadline: 2023-12-01


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