jueves, 29 de diciembre de 2016

[OFER-TRABEC] NAC: Convocatoria postdoctoral grupo DIAMET

Boletín semanal de ofertas de empleo publico

Institución:Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Pere Virgili
Contacto correo-e:marta.valls@iispv.cat
The Diabetes and Metabolic Associated Diseases Research Group (DIAMET) is a
multidisciplinary and dynamic research group focused in the study of metabolic derangements
associated to diabetes mellitus and obesity morbidities. The research group is co-leaded by Joan
J. Vendrell (MD; PhD) and Sonia Fernandez-Veledo (PhD), and is composed by clinical and
basic investigators, technicians and administrative support staff.
Academic context: The group belongs to the Pere Virgily Institute (IISPV) and University
Hospital from Tarragona Joan XXIII, and is integrated in a nationwide net for the study of
diabetes, CIBERDEM (Instituto de Salud Carlos III from Spain). Likewise, the group is
recognised as a consolidated group by the Agencia de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
(AGAUR) from the Generalitat de Catalunya housed in the Rovira i Virgili University.
Scientific context: The central hypothesis of our group is based on the adipose tissue dysfunction
as a key component in the development of obesity-associated metabolic disorders and not only a
consequence of these pathologies. We combine clinical (longitudinal and prospective cohort
studies) with basic research (animal models, cell cultures, molecular biology techniques) to
identify new biomarkers as well as the molecular mechanisms involved in the metabolic
dysregulation of adipocytes, which may help to find new approaches and targets for the treatment
of these metabolic diseases in humans. For more information about our research
see www.diamet.org
Project objectives: Once viewed as an energy storage depot, AT is now considered as a bona
fide immune organ, at the crossroads between metabolism and immunity. In this context, adipose
tissue-derived stem cells (ASCs) not only participate in the turnover of mature adipocytes in
humans but they also possess immunoregulatory properties that might have an important yet
unknown pathophysiological function. The candidate will work on a project aimed to understand
the cellular, molecular and immune mechanisms regulating the contribution of ASCs to obesityrelated
comorbidities. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be responsible for designing, and
performing experiments as well as complex data analysis.
Qualifications required: PhD degree in Cell Biology, Immunolgy, Molecular Biology or other
closely related field. Strong background and training in immunology, flow cytometry and
sorting is an essential requirement. Skills required include utilization of tissue cultures,
molecular and cellular biology and experience in animal models.

Información complementaria de la oferta:
The successful candidates will:
• Be part of an innovative, cutting-edge and world-renown metabolic research group
• Work with Early-stage Principal Investigators and established Senior Investigators and
• Transition from post-doctoral fellow to Early-stage Investigator
• Mentor undergraduate students
Interested applicants: Please submit an application cover letter, full curriculum vitae, and
current contact information for three professional references to Sonia Fernández-Veledo
(sonia.fernandezveledo@gmail.com) before 15th February with the following reference "Postdoctoral
position 2017".

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