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Postdoctoral Fellow or Physician-Scientists Studying Glycobiology in Lipid Metabolism, Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

Postdoctoral Fellow or Physician-Scientists Studying Glycobiology in Lipid Metabolism, Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease.
 
The Gordts laboratory (http://www.philipgordts.com), part of the University of California San Diego (USCD) Glycobiology Research and Training Center in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, is looking for a talented and motivated Postdoctoral fellow or Physician-Scientist to work in an outstanding scientific and collaborative environment.
The position is offered to study the role of cell surface glycans, in particular proteoglycans, on adipocytes and hepatocytes in control of metabolic homeostasis, insulin resistance, diet-induced obesity and cardiovascular disease. The goal is to probe natural variation in glycosylation on adipocytes and hepatocytes and test their impact on cell metabolism, differentiation and function to help predict susceptibility to develop atherosclerosis and diabetes.
The research is part f the UCSD K12 Program for Career Development in Glycoscience. Therefore, trainees must be US citizens or permanent residents and must commit to 3 years of training and related activities in Glycoscience, while completing mentored research. Applicants may hold an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD degrees. (https://medschool.ucsd.edu/research/GRTC/research-training/k12-career-development/Pages/default.aspx).
The ideal candidate for the position should have experience in insulin resistance, brown or white adipose tissue biology, hepatocyte biology, biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology evident by peer-reviewed publications in reputable journals.
Interested candidates should forward their research interests, curriculum vitae along with the name and contact information of three referees to Dr. Philip Gordts; e-mail: pgordts@ucsd.edu.