Employment Opportunities

Postdoctoral Positions

The Hotamisligil Laboratory seeks an outstanding postdoctoral fellow with experience in beta cell related work, both in vivo and in vitro. Specifically, candidates should have strong training molecular and cellular biology, immunohistochemistry, and isolated islet studies. The content of the research will encompass the role of inflammatory signaling pathways and endoplasmic reticulum stress in type 1 diabetes and involves development and characterization of new genetic models as well as chemical biological and physiological approaches. There will also be opportunities for collaborations with local and outside research groups.

Candidates with Ph.D./MD degree and relevant experience as evident in their past publications and scholarly activities and good oral and written communication skills are encouraged to apply and provide a cover letter, current CV and three references. A competitive stipend and excellent benefits will be provided for this position.

Dr. Hotamisligil’s research efforts focus on the genetic basis of common and complex diseases, particularly metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. His research examines the molecular mechanisms of nutrient sensing and response pathways as they relate to physiological metabolic homeostasis and also to these pathologies how immune response is integrated to metabolic homeostasis.

For recent published work see: Cell Metabolism 2010, 11:467-478; Cell 2010, 140:338-348; Nature Medicine 2009, 15(12):1383-92; Cell 2008, 134:933-944; Nature 2006, 444(7121):860-867; Science 2006, 313(5790):1137-40; Cell 2007, 4(129):537-548, Nature 2007, 447(7147):959-965.

Interested candidates should email or mail their CVs, cover letters and 3 references to:

Gökhan S. Hotamisligil, M.D., Ph.D.
James Stevens Simmons Professor of Genetics & Metabolism
Chair, Department of Genetics & Complex Disease
Harvard School of Public Health
665 Huntington Ave I-605
Boston, MA 02115
Email: mwashack@hsph.harvard.edu