Postdoctoral Fellow Position at the University of Oregon
Insulin & Inflammatory Signaling

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Position Summary
A postdoctoral research position is available at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR in the Obesity & Metabolism Research Laboratory directed by Carrie McCurdy, Ph.D. to study nutrient and inflammatory regulation of adipose tissue metabolism and systemic insulin sensitivity. The research position will focus on interrogation of signal transduction pathways and regulation of gene expression that facilitate activation of the inflammatory profile in response to nutrient excess. Research will be conducted in novel transgenic mouse models and adipocyte cell culture models. Specific techniques related to this project will include but are not limited to analysis of cellular signaling by flow cytometry, immunoblotting, qPCR, as well as more advanced molecular techniques to identify novel protein-protein interaction, microscopy and gene transcriptional activation.

Required Qualifications
The ideal candidate is exceptionally motivated, creative, and committed to scientific discovery. The individual should have a strong academic training in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology with a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a biological science. The position requires a Ph.D. prior to employment. The successful applicants will have knowledge and experience with molecular and genetic methods to complement and advance the ongoing research in the Obesity & Metabolism Laboratory. Evidence of fluency in written and spoken English and the ability to work as part of research team are essential. The successful candidates will be able to work independently and as a member of a research team.

Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated ability to work independently. Requires strong skills in molecular biology, cell culture and/or microscopy. Experience in metabolism- or obesity-related research.

How to Apply
Applications will be routed through the UO Human Physiology Postdoctoral Scholars applicant pool. Please submit application materials by email to with ‘McCurdy Postdoc’ in the subject line. Application material should include a cover letter detailing your specific interest in the position, your research accomplishments, and your skills/experience that directly relate to this position, a CV and 3 professional references including the institution, phone number and email address for each reference. Please direct any question regarding the position to Carrie McCurdy at The link to the pooled Post-Doc ad #160502 is on the UO Jobs Page at

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status